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-ibus vs -ubus

Posted by Titius Livius 47 years ago
In the Latin fourth declension, when is the dat./abl. pl. ending -ibus used and when is -ubus used?
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Posted by Marcus Aurelius 47 years ago
In some instances the endings are used to differentiate between two words that otherwise would have the same dat. pl. and abl. pl. forms. For example: arx, arcis -> arcibus; arcus, arcus -> arcubus. In other instances, it's simply convention (e.g. tribubus).
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