But how will they evade the difficulty
that feminine nouns whose nominative singular
ends in -us never make the genitive end in -ris,
and yet the genitive of Venus is Veneris: again
nouns ending in -es have various genitive terminations, but never end in -ris, but yet we have
no choice but to make the genitive of Ceres Cereris?
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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