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117. The remaining adjectives of the third declension are Consonant stems; but most of them, except Comparatives, have the following forms of i-stems:—1
  1. -ī in the ablative singular (but often -e);
  2. -ia in the nominative and accusative plural neuter;
  3. -ium in the genitive plural;
  4. -īs (as well as -ēs) in the accusative plural masculine and feminine.

In the other cases they follow the rule for Consonant stems.

a. These adjectives, except stems in l- or r-, form the nominative singular from the stem by adding s: as, atrōx (stem atrōc- + s ), egēns (stem egent- + s ).2

b. Here belong the present participles in -ns (stem nt-3: as, amāns , monēns . They are declined like egēns (but cf. § 121).

1 For details see § 121.

2 Stems in nt- omit t before the nominative -s

3 Stems in nt- omit t before the nominative -s

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