Comparison of nouns will reveal either their gender
or their declension: in the first case, supposing the
question is raised as to whether junis be masculine
or feminine, panis will supply a standard of comparison: in the second case, supposing we are in doubt
as to whether we should say hac domu or hac domo,
domuum or domorum, the standard of comparison will
be found in words such as anus or manus.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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