The same standard
may be applied in the case of verbs. For instance
if it should be asserted that the middle syllable of
fervere is short, we can prove this to be an error,
because all verbs which in the indicative terminate
in -eo, make the middle syllable of the infinitive
long, if that syllable contain an e: take as examples
such verbs as prandeo, pendeo, spondeo with infinitives
prandēre, pendēre, spondēre.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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