New stems are formed by Composition in three ways:—
- The second part is simply added to the first:—
the sacrifice of a swine, a sheep, and a bull
(cf. § 255. a).
- The first part modifies the second as an adjective or adverb
fundus), a large landed
- The first part has the force of a case, and the second a verbal
force (Objective Compounds):—
, field, †
, cultivate), a farmer.
, arms, †
, carry), armor-bearer.
, horn, †
, sing), horn-blower.
†fexakin to faciō, make),
Compounds of the above kinds, in which the last word is a noun, may become
adjectives, meaning possessed of
(amb-, at both
[*] Note.--Many compounds of the
above classes appear only in the form of some further derivative, the
proper compound not being found in Latin.