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46. Nouns of the Second Declension in -us (-os) and -um (-om) are thus declined:—

servus , M., slave bellum , N., war Pompêius , M., Pompey
STEM servo- STEM bello- STEM Pompêio-

NOM. servus (-os -us (-os bellum -um Pompêius
GEN. servī -ī bellī -ī Pompêī
DAT. servō -ō bellō -ō Pompêiō
ACC. servum (-om -um (-om bellum -um Pompêium
ABL. servō -ō bellō -ō Pompêiō
VOC. serve -e bellum -um Pompêī ((--ei

NOM. servī -ī bella -a Pompêī
GEN. servōrum -ōrum bellōrum -ōrum Pompêiōrum
DAT. servīs -īs bellīs -īs Pompêīs
ACC. servōs -ōs bella -a Pompêiōs
ABL. servīs -īs bellīs -īs Pompêīs

Note 1.--The earlier forms for nominative and accusative were -os, -om, and these were always retained after u and v up to the end of the Republic. The terminations s and m are sometimes omitted in inscriptions: as, Cornēlio for Cornēlios , Cornēliom.

Note 2.--Stems in quo-, like equo-, change qu to c before u. Thus, ecus (earlier equos ), equī , equō , ecum (earlier equom ), eque . Modern editions disregard this principle.

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