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44. Plural abstract nouns used concretely.—plural of proper nouns.

Pluralizing abstract nouns makes them concrete; pluralizing proper nouns makes them common.

So “μανίαι”, attacks of madness;θάνατοι”, executions, cases of death.

τὰς Ἀλκμήνας,AR. Av. 558 ; Your Alcmenas (women like Alcmena).

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