44. Many nouns of the 1st declension borrowed from the Greek are entirely Latinized (aula court); but others retain traces of their Greek case-forms in the singular.
There are (besides proper names) about thirty-five of these words, several being names of plants or arts.
Most have also regular Latin forms (comēta); but the Nominative sometimes has the a long.
a. Greek forms are found only in the singular; the plural, when it occurs, is regular (comētae, -ārum, etc.).
b. Many Greek nouns vary among the 1st, the 2nd, and the 3rd declensions.
Boōtae (genitive of Boōtēs, -is),
Thūcȳdidās (accusative plural of Thūcȳdidēs, -is).
Note— The Greek accusative Scīpiadam (from Scīpiadēs, descendant of the Scipios) is found in Horace.