Aeneid IX 125

Cinefactus

Censor
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Obstipuēre animīs Rutulī, conterritus ipse
turbātīs Messāpus equīs, cūnctātur et amnis
rauca sonāns revocatque pedem Tiberīnus ab altō.

rauca must go wth Tiberinus amnis, but why not raucus or rauce?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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It's a neuter plural used adverbially — a Greek thing sometimes imitated by Latin poets.
 

Cinefactus

Censor
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Another permutation of a Greek accusative :brickwall:
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
sonare seems to be constructed like that rather often, though.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Bitmap

Civis Illustris
Really? Do you know of any prose examples?

I mean constructed in connection with a neuter accusative - you also find that in prose. The plural is probably more of a poetic thing.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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I mean constructed in connection with a neuter accusative - you also find that in prose.
Ah, yes, of course.

What I called a Greek thing imitated by Latin poets was the neuter plural.
 
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