The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Third Declension. Substantives of the Feminine Gender (continued).

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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 12. Third Declension, feminine names.

  • legio, -onis, f., a legion.
  • lex, legis, f., law.
  • pax, pacis, f., peace.
  • navis, -is, f., a ship.
  • classis, -is, f., a fleet.
  • vestis, -is, f., a garment.
  • laus, laudis, f., praise.
  • imago, -inis, f., an image.
  • soror, -oris, f., a sister.
  • pastor, -oris, m., a shepherd.
  • civitas, -atis, f., a state.
  • tempestas, -atis, f., a storm.
  • nauta, -ae, m., a sailor.
  • somnus, -i, m., sleep.
  • clarus, -a, -um, adj., clear, famous, renowned.
  • justus, -a, -um, adj., just.

Verbal Forms

  • videt, (he) sees; defendit, (he) defends;
  • vident, (they) see; defendunt, (they) defend;

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 11. and 12., the verbal forms, and the feminine endings of all the Declensions (review).
  2. Decline imago and soror.
  3. Draw up a table of Case-endings in Declensions I.-III., omitting those of the Neuter Gender.
  4. Parse avibus, navium, classem, imagini, legum.

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Exercise B

1. Give orally the English, with Number and Case, of:

  • laudis; navium; urbium; veste.
  • legum; naves; urbibus (DAT), pace.
  • imaginem; laude; turres; navibus.
  • pacis; legis; sororis; matrum.

2. Read off the English, and name the Gender, of:

  • color; mortem, apum; juvenem.
  • flores; vulpis; legum; sanguis;
  • leonis; matre; avium; finem;
  • urbi; pavonis; ovibus; lapidis.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Mater Deo laudem dat.
  2. Leges civitatis justae sunt.
  3. Cives pacem amant.
  4. Naves classis sunt altae.
  5. Nautae naves defendunt.
  6. Regina virgini vestem dat.
  7. Virginis vestis pulchra est.
  8. Rex imaginem sororis videt.
  9. Pax civibus est grata.
  10. Juvenis librum carae sorori dat.
  11. Pastor ovibus cibum dat.
  12. Imago mortis nautam terret.
  13. Nauta tempestatem timet.
  14. Virgo caras sorores amat.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. The shepherd defends his timid sheep.
  2. The maidens are dear to (their) mother.
  3. The ships are dear to the sailor.
  4. The youth sees the image of (his) sister.
  5. The diligence of the bees is great.
  6. The tempest is alarming to the sailors.
  7. Life is dear to youths and maidens.
  8. Good citizens do not fear the laws.
  9. Good dogs defend the timid sheep (pl.).
  10. Sleep is the image of death.


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

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