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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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