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28 NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES

LESSON VIII

FIRST DECLENSION (Continued)

64. We have for some time now been using adjectives and nouns together, and you have noticed an agreement between them in case and in number (§ 54). They agree also in gender. In the phrase silva magna, we have a feminine adjective in -a agreeing with a feminine noun in -a.

65. RULE. Agreement of Adjectives. Adjectives agree with their nouns in gender, number, and case.

66. Feminine adjectives in -a are declined like feminine nouns in -a and you should learn to decline them together as follows:


a. In the same way decline together puella mala, the bad girl; ancil'la parva, the little maid; fortū'na magna, great fortune.

67. The words dea, goddess, and fīlia, daughter, take the ending -ābus instead of -īs in the dative and ablative plural. Note the dative and ablative plural in the fol1owing declension: