Of the coining of words by expansion
and inflexion we have examples, such as the Ciceronian1beatitas 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.
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