Galliae incolae inimici sunt Germanis, quibuscum saepe bella gerunt

By SpeedPocok5, in 'Latin Beginners', Oct 11, 2019.

  1. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Galliae incolae inimici sunt Germanis, quibuscum saepe bella gerunt


    Why Germanis is in dative/ablative and not in Genitive?
  2. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    It's because amicus and inimicus can be adjectives, meaning "friendly" and "unfriendly", respectively. In this meaning, they take the dative ("unfriendly to the Germans"). Even when they're used as nouns, they sometimes still take the dative like that. Genitive could also work though.
    Issacus Divus and Bitmap like this.
  3. Issacus Divus Sunu Reordcyningas

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    Ah, nvm.

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