A boy cannot see much difference between the nominative and the genitive cases still less any occasion for aorists but he is a good hand at some game or other; and he keeps up his self-respect, and the respect of others for him, upon his prowess in that game. He is better and happier on that account.
FIDĒI: this form of the genitive of fides is found also in Plautus, Aulularia 575, and Lucretius 5, 102. Fidĕi as genitive seems only to occur in late poets, but as dative it is found in a fragment of Ennius. Fidē as genitive occurs in Horace and Ovid. QUAMQUAM: see n. on 2 etsi. SOLLICITARI etc.: Cicero probably has not quoted the line as Ennius wrote it.
Thus -mi- in the beginning of many of the older inscriptions is certainly emi , eimi , and the genitive form of consonantal stems veneruf -rafuvuf-is exactly reproduced in old Latin, corresponding to the old Sanscrit termination -as.
Then the teacher lets me softly down with the remark that whenever the word "wegen" drops into a sentence, it ALWAYS throws that subject into the GENITIVE case, regardless of consequences and therefore this bird stayed in the blacksmith shop "wegen DES Regens."
All great composers, of an originality more composite than genitive, have these infatuations. Maitland was at his easel, dressed with that correct elegance which is the almost certain mark of Anglo-Saxon artists.
FOEDUS: this seems opposed to pacem as a formal engagement is to a mere abstention from hostilities. Cf. below, 25. QUO VOBIS: from the Annales. On the case of vobis, see Roby, 1154, A. 235, a, H. 384, 4, n. 2. ANTEHAC: always a dissyllable in verse, and probably so pronounced in prose VIAI: the old genitive. A. 36 a, G. 27, Rem. 1, H. 49, 2.
Modern English is no more unlike Anglo-Saxon than a bearded man is unlike his former childish self. A few examples will show the likeness and the difference. "The noble queen" would in Anglo-Saxon be s=eo aeðele cw=en; "the noble queen's," ð=aere aeðelan cw=ene. S=eo is the nominative feminine singular, ð=aere the genitive, of the definite article.
In its origin it is probably Cushite: but it was adopted by the Assyrians, who inflected the word which was indeclinable in the Chaldaean tongue, making the nominative Anu, the genitive Ani, and the accusative Ana. Ana is the head of the first Triad, which follows immediately after the obscure god Ra.
"Certainly, every species must have its genitive Soul, and every cell in every individual has its own. How these entities are connected and how they are separated from one another that the biologists will learn gradually. They are scarcely at the beginning of their knowledge."
Suppose the substance to exist: the qualities inherent in it must needs be as completely distinct from itself as pins are from a pincushion; the extension and solidity of an extended, solid substance can no more be identical with the substance than the nominative is identical with the genitive case.
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