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[29] Pransus and potus1 have a meaning which does not correspond to their form. And what of those verbs which are only partially conjugated? Some (as for instance fero) even suffer an entire change in the perfect. Others are used only in the third [p. 79] person, such as licet and piget, while some resemble nouns tending to acquire an adverbial meaning; for we say dictu and factu2 as we say noctu and diu, since these words are participial though quite different from dicto and facto.

1 “Having dined,” “having drunk.” Active in sense, passive in form.

2 Supines.

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