Do not nouns
which are similar in the nominative show, as I have
already observed, quite different terminations in the
oblique eases? Compare uirgo and Iuno, lusus and
fusus, caspis and puppis and a thousand others.
Again some nouns are not used in the plural, while
others are not used in the singular, some are indeclinable, while others, like Jupiter, in the oblique
cases entirely abandon the form of the nominative.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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