How we can understand that which it is Filius - Filia

By audiophilee, in 'Latin to English Translation', Sep 13, 2017.

  1. audiophilee New Member

    When I translate some homework from Latin to English, I see some datives or ablatives plural filiiīs how can I understand is it means boys or girls, or can I understand that?
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Filiis (with two i's, not three) is usually the dat./abl. pl. of filius, whereas the dat./abl. pl. of filia is usually filiabus.

    There are exceptions, however. Then, only context can tell you.
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