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Another feature of colloquial Latin, much in evidence in the Comedies, is the use of Frequentative Verbs, e.g. fores pultare ‘to knock at the door;’ cf. But habeo is equally used with habito (e.g. Trin. 12) in the sense of ‘dwelling,’ e.g. Trin. 193ubi nunc adulescens habet?” Cf. verti for versari in Most. 639iam homo in mercatura vortitur.

Intransitive Verbs have already in Plautus' time begun to govern an acc. on the analogy of their Transitive equivalents, e.g. depereo (on the Analogy of deamo), calleo (of scio) (see II. 40).

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