The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Names and Adjectives. Supplementary Exercises.

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[N.B. — For additional practice, if needed, while the pupil is learning the First Conjugation, as it is desirable that the Grammar should be kept well in advance of the Exercises.]


Vocabulary 29.

  • stella, -ae, f., a star.
  • caelum, -i, n., the sky.
  • viridis, -e, adj., green.
  • novus, -a, -um., adj., new.
  • vir, -i, m., a man.
  • virtus, -utis, f., manliness, virtue.
  • Socrates, -is, m., Socrates.
  • Britannia, -ae, f., Britain.
  • Sicilia, -ae, f., Sicily.

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Exercise A: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Roma urbs clarissima fait.
  2. Corona reginae est splendida.
  3. Aurum splendidius est quam argentum.
  4. Ferrum est metallam utilissimum.
  5. Taurus validum animal est.
  6. Elephantus validior est quam taurus.
  7. Elephantus potentissimus animalium est.
  8. Socrates sapientissimus Graecorum fuit.
  9. Multi homines vetus vinum amant.
  10. In horto meo sunt multi flores pulcherriini.

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Exercise B: read and translate from English.

  1. An eagle is a bold bird.
  2. The peacock was sacred to Juno.
  3. The dove is dear to me.
  4. Death is the certain end of life.
  5. The gold of the temple is sacred.
  6. Lead is heavier than silver.
  7. Britain is a larger island than Sicily.
  8. My sister has beautiful eyes.
  9. Your sister has a red flower in her hand.
  10. Our mother is very dear to us.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Dulcis somnus Dei donum est.
  2. Verus amicus vitae scutum est.
  3. Vera sapientia melior est quam aurum aut argentum.
  4. Bosae varios colores habent.
  5. Pater meus liberos suos amat.
  6. Fratres mei et sorores tuae felices sunt.
  7. Frater meus mihi carus comes est
  8. Color nivis est albus.
  9. Sanguis in corporibus nostris ruber est.
  10. Lux diei clarior est quam noctis.
  11. Sol major est quam luna aut terra.
  12. Plurimae stellae in coelo sunt.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. A mad bull is very fierce.
  2. The general has a large army.
  3. (He) has a hundred men.
  4. Our dogs see the fox in the fields.
  5. The king's horse is white.
  6. The master praises the diligence of his scholars.
  7. (He) gives books to his diligent scholars.
  8. The slave kills the wild- boar with a spear.

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Exercise E: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Taurus duo valida cornua habet.
  2. Equus parvum caput habet.
  3. Asinus minor est quam equus.
  4. Quercus est pulchrior quam pirus.
  5. Fructus quercuum parvus est.
  6. Homo duo genua ot duos pedes habet.
  7. Hostes magnam victoriae spem habent.
  8. Lux clarior est quam aqua.
  9. Risus felicibus est gratus.
  10. Risus miseris est molestus.
  11. Vulpes cani simillima est.
  12. Rex maximam duci laudem dat.

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Exercise F: read and translate from English.

  1. Pears are sweet: plums are sweeter.
  2. The moon is bright, the sun is brighter.
  3. Lead is heavy, gold is heavier.
  4. A dog is very similar to a fox.
  5. In winter the nights are long and the days short.
  6. In summer the days are longer than the nights.
  7. In autumn the trees will be yellow.
  8. In spring the fields will be green.
  9. Many islands are larger than Sicily.
  10. No man was wiser than Socrates.
  11. God is good and kind to all.

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Exercise G: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Opera apum mirabilia sunt.
  2. Iter hieme difficilius est quam in estate.
  3. Nomen Caesaris clarissimum est.
  4. Nihil melius est quam virtus.
  5. Vetus amicus melior est quam novus.
  6. Bonus vir virtu tern amat.
  7. Lux celerior est quam sonus.
  8. Acies uladii mei est acris.
  9. Tertius Romae rex secundo dissimilis fuit.
  10. Este aniicorum memores.
  11. Pauperes heri fuiraus, hodie sumus divites.
  12. Cras ditiores erimus quam sumus hodie.

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Exercise H: read and translate from English.

  1. Old wine is better than new.
  2. Old friends are better than new.
  3. Be attentive, boys, to your master.
  4. May you always be happy!
  5. (There) are three hundred and sixty-five days in a year.
  6. A man has one mouth, two eyes, and sixty-three bones in his head.
  7. To a good man virtue is dearer than gold.
  8. My brother has small hands and large feet.
  9. All the soldiers have very long spears.
  10. Yesterday I was the tenth scholar; to-day I am the sixth.
  11. The days are longer in summer than in winter.
  12. A horse is stronger than an ass.

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C.Sherwill Dawe, The Beginner's Latin Exercises Book, 1880, Rivington, Waterloo Place, London; read the book on

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