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139. The following adjectives are called Multiplicatives.

simplex single
duplex double, twofold
triplex triple, threefold
quadruplex, quīnquiplex, septemplex
decemplex, centuplex
sēsquiplex 1 1/2
multiplex manifold

a. The following are Proportionals.

duplus, triplus, quadruplus, octuplus, etc.
twice as great, thrice as great, etc.

b. Temporals.

bīmus of two years' age, trīmus three years' age
biennis lasting two years, triennis lasting three years
bimēstris of two months, trimēstris of three months
bīduum a period of two days
biennium a period of two years

c. Partitives.

bīnārius of two parts
ternārius three parts

d. Other derivatives are as follows.

ūniō unity
bīniō the two (of dice)
prīmānus of the first legion
prīmārius of the first rank
dēnārius a sum of 10 asses
bīnus (distributive) double, etc.

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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.