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


  • 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 10. Third Declension, masculine names.

  • pes, pedis, m., a foot.
  • obses, -idis, m./f., a hostage.
  • Caesar, -aris, m., Caesar.
  • anser, -eris, m./f., a gander, a goose.
  • homo, -inis, m./f., a human being, man.
  • juvenis, -is, m./f., a youth.
  • ignis, -is, m, fire.
  • lapis, -idis, m., a stone.
  • canis, -is, m./f., a dog.
  • sanguis, -inis, m., blood.
  • finis, -is, m., end.
  • rabidus, -a, -um, adj., mad.
  • benignus, -a, -um, adj., kind.
  • gratus, -a, -um, adj., pleasing, agreeable.
  • non, conj., not.

Verbal forms:

  • timet, (he) fears; terret, (he) terrifies.
  • timent, (they) fear; terrent, (they) terrify.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 9. and 10., and the masculine endings of all the Declensions (review).
  2. Decline pes and homo.
  3. Parse obsidis, miltum, judice, anseri, lapidibus.

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Exercise B

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

  • pedum; hominum; finem.
  • pedibus (DAT); sanguinis; finis (GEN).
  • anseris; ignem; sanguinem.
  • anserem; igne; canum.
  • ansere; canibus (DAT); obsidi.
  • homines (VOC); lapidibus (ABL); obsidis.

2. Change Number.

  • Say the plural of: pede, civem, anseri, lapide, cani, obses, obsidis.
  • Say the singular of: hominum, lapides (NOM), canibus (DAT), pedum.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Ignis equos terret; equi ignem timent.
  2. Leo canem terret; canis leonem timet.
  3. Bonus rex finem vitae non timet.
  4. Miles canem rabidum lapide occidit.
  5. Deus hominibus benignus est.
  6. Puella parvos pedes habet.
  7. Canis anserem terret; anser canem timet.
  8. Homo anseres timet; anseres hominem timent.
  9. Sanguis militem non terret.
  10. Deus bona dona hominibus dat.
  11. Rex multos obsides Caesari dat.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. Fire terrifies lions; lions are afraid of fire.
  2. Boys frighten geese; geese are afraid of boys.
  3. Dogs alarm peacocks ; peacocks are-afraid-of dogs.
  4. The men are killing the mad dog with stones.
  5. Men's blood is red.
  6. My little brother has small feet
  7. The king is kind to the wretched hostages.
  8. My father is kind to my brothers.
  9. He is killing the goose with a knife.


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

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