Aeneid XI 854 vana tumentem

Cinefactus

Censor
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The sense suggests that vana should be ablative, but when I scan it, the final a should be short. What am I missing?

Ut vī|dit lae|tantem ani|mīs ac |vāna tum|entem,
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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It's a neuter accusative plural used adverbially, like in another post of yours some time ago. A Greek construction sometimes imitated by Latin poets.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
You're very welcome.
 
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