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115. Adjectives of Three Terminations are thus declined:—

ācer, ācris, ācre, keen, STEM ācri-

M. F. N. M. F. N.
NOM. ācer ācris ācre ācrēs ācrēs ācria
GEN. ācris ācris ācris ācrium ācrium ācrium
DAT. ācrī ācrī ācrī ācribus ācribus ācribus
ACC. ācrem ācrem ācre ācrīs (-ēs ācrīs (-ēs ācria
ABL. ācrī ācrī ācrī ācribus ācribus ācribus

a. Like ācer are declined the following stems in ri-:—

  1. alacer, campester, celeber , equester, palūster, pedester, puter , salūber , silvester, terrester, volucer. So also names of months in -ber: as, Octōber (cf. § 66).

Note 1.--This formation is comparatively late, and hence, in the poets and in early Latin, either the masculine or the feminine form of these adjectives was sometimes used for both genders: as, coetus alacris (Enn.). In others, as faenebris , fūnebris , illūstris , lūgubris , mediocris , muliebris , there is no separate masculine form at all, and these are declined like levis (§ 116).

Note 2.-- Celer , celeris , celere, swift, has the genitive plural celerum , used only as a noun, denoting a military rank. The proper name Celer has the ablative in -e.

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