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Just as an Adjective may play the part of a Noun, e.g. boni ‘good men,’ bonum ‘a good thing’ (cf. proxumum ‘next door,’ e.g. Asin. 54; Rud. 767quin inhumanum exuras tibi” ‘cauterize your inhumanity’), so a Noun occasionally plays the part of an Adjective. Instances from Plautine Latin are Of the equivalence of an Adjective to the Genitive Case of a Noun the common phrase erilis filius ‘our young master’ may serve as example.

An Adjective plays the part of an Adverb in lines like Men. 154dies quidem iam ad umbilicum est dimidiatus mortuus”. Besides invitus (e.g. Mil. 449vi atque invitam ingratiisrapiam te domum”, Aul. 106invitus abeo”), we often find totus, miser, divorsus, citus used Adverbially, e.g.

Adjective and Adverb are often found side by side, e.g. (For other examples see Sjögren ‘de part. copulat.’, p. 58.)

On the use of the Pronoun Adjective for a Conjunction, nullus for non, e.g. Asin. 408is nullus venit”, ‘he did not turn up,’ see IV. 28 The Adjective varius plays the part of a Perfect Participle Passive variatus in Mil. 216nisi quidem hic agitare mavis varius virgis vigilias.

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