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63. In neuter nouns with liquid or nasal stems the nominative is the same as the stem.


  1. Stems in in- have e instead of i in the nominative, as in nōmen (stem nōmin-).
  2. Most stems in er- and or- have -us in the nominative.
    genus, stem gener-1

64. Nouns of this class are declined as follows.

3rd declension neuter liquid and nasal stem nouns

So also are declined

opus, -eris  work
pīgnus, -eris or -oris  pledge, etc.

Note— The following real or apparent liquid and nasal stems have the Genitive plural in -ium, and are to be classed with the i-stems:

imber, linter, ūter, venter; glīs, mās, mūs, [† rēn]

Also vīrēs (plural of vīs: see § 79).



1. These were originally s- stems (cf. § 15.4).

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-947822-04-7.