The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Adjectives of 2nd Class, One Termination.

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  • Exercise A shows what has to be learnt and written in preparation for the next exercises (and future lessons).
  • Exercise B contains viva voce Exercises.
  • Exercise C (from Latin) and Exercise D (from English) contain the sentences to be translated, either orally or in writing.

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Vocabulary 19. Second Class Adjectives, one termination.

  • ferox, -ocis, adj., fierce.
  • velox, ocis, adj., swift.
  • audax, -icis, adj., bold.
  • felix, -icis, adj., successful, fortunate, happy.
  • infelix, -icis, adj., unsuccessful, unfortunate, unhappy.
  • potens, -entis, adj., powerful.
  • prudens, -entis, adj., prudent.
  • ingens, -entis, adj., immense, huge.
  • sapiens, -entis, adj., wise.
  • mirabilis, -e, adj., wonderful.
  • fidelis, -e, adj., faithful.
  • elephantus, -i, m., elephant.
  • sed, conj., but.

Obs. — When an Adjective occurs without a corresponding Substantive, the latter may be known by the Number and Gender of the former; thus, omnes, all men; omnia, all things.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 18. and 19., and the way to decline felix, -icis and ingens, -entis.
  2. Decline ferox and potens fully.
  3. Decline together ingens animal; audax miles; sapiens judex;.
  4. Parse ferocium leonum; potenti regi; felicem reginam; ingenti vidnere.

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Exercise B

1. Put the proper form of ingens before the following nouns, and read thus: ingentes tauri, huge bulls, masculine:

  • tauri; capite; arborum; exercituum.
  • corpora; vulnerum; lapidis; perniciei (DAT).
  • corporibus; pedem; manu; cornuum.
  • capitis; arbor; manui; quercubus.

2. Read off the English, naming the Number, Gender and Case, of:

  • veloces pedes; sapientium judicum; potentes elephanti.
  • velox animal; sapienti homini; ferocis leonis.
  • audacia animalia; fidelem ministrum; feroci hoste.
  • audaci milite; fidelis amice; felicis ducis.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Deus omnia videt.
  2. Judices sunt sapientes.
  3. Milites sunt audaces.
  4. Hostes sunt potentes.
  5. Virgines sunt felices.
  6. Ministri sunt fideles.
  7. Fortes et audaces laudat.
  8. Fideles et infelices amat.
  9. Sol lucem omnibus dat.
  10. Lux colorem floribus dat.
  11. Boni sunt felices sed mali infelices.
  12. Elephanti animalia ingentia sed non ferocia sunt.
  13. Opera apum utilia et mirabilia sunt.
  14. Ferocis cornua tauri ingentia vulnera dant.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. Light is swift.
  2. God sees all (things).
  3. Lions are fierce.
  4. Elephants are immense animals.
  5. The general praises the brave.
  6. The poet loves the wise and faithful.
  7. Pears are sweet.
  8. The unfortunate are sad.
  9. Good books are useful.
  10. The way of life is difficult to all (men).
  11. The journey is short for swift birds
  12. Soldiers have powerful horses.

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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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