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[32] Of the coining of words by expansion and inflexion we have examples, such as the Ciceronian1 beatitas and beatitudo, forms which he feels to be somewhat harsh, though he thinks they may be softened by use. Derivatives may even be fashioned from proper names, quite apart from ordinary words, witness Sullaturit2 in Cicero and Fimbriatus and Figulatus3 in Asinius.

1 De Nat. D. I. xxxiv. 95.

2 a Att. IX. x. 6. “Desires to be a second Sulla.”

3 Metamorphosed into Figulus. Presumably refers to Clusinius Figulus, see VII. ii. 26.

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