The same scholars, however, when
asked why aper became apri in the genitive, but pater
patris, asserted that aper was an absolute, pater
a relative noun. Further since both words derive
from the Greek, they took refuge in the fact
that πατρός provides a parallel to patris and κάπρου
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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