"semi-deponent" in Latin

By Siegfried Zaytsev, in 'Latin Beginners', Jul 14, 2018 at 5:31 AM.

  1. Some verbs are marked in the Wiktionary as semi-deponent, e.g., fīdere.
    How to say "semi-deponent" in Latin?
  2. Godmy A Monkey

    • Civis Illustris
    First, I would advise to find any other resource (preferably with one author behind, not anonymous random authors) other than Wiktionary. It will become more and more dangerous tool for you, it's highly unreliable, often wrong, not saying it's this case though :.) Just generally speaking...

    To your question:

    semi-deponent? sēmi-dēpōnēns/sēmi-dēpōnentia (neutr. if treated as noun)

    Why translate Latin grammatical terminology if it's Latin already :) It's like accusative = [cāsus] accūsātīvus; nominative = [cāsus] nōminātīvus ... etc.
  3. Godmy A Monkey

    • Civis Illustris
    I mean, if you wish to know how the Roman grammarians would call it, that's a different question, but we don't use exclusively just the Roman grammatical tradition but a tradition that gradually evolved from it. Romans had their own sorts categorization when it came to verbs in some aspects.

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