I only heard about the supine in the context of infinitives -- a supine plus iri indicates future infinitive passive if I remember correctly, but I haven't heard of it in the context of verbs of motion. I'm still going through the textbook.Imber Ranae dixit:I was using emptum as the supine of emo: "to go [somewhere] to buy". Have you not learnt the supine yet?
According to Rosetta Stone, a hardware store is "taberna ferramentaria", a jewlery store is "taberna ornamenta" and a supermarket (grocery store) is "macellum".It's used with verbs of motion to indicate purpose. I used it here because I don't know of a general Latin word for "store". Taberna "shop, storefront" could work, I suppose, but I don't think the Romans used it in a generalized sense like we use "store" in "to go to the store". Ad tabernam would mean "to the/a shop" rather than "to any place for shopping". Perhaps ad forum would work, but Romans went to the forum to do more than just buy things.
Interesting structure. I will keep this in mind when I get to it in the textbook. Thank you!Opus mihi [ad tabernam] panem emptum ire est. = "I need to go [to a shop to] buy bread."
English word order: Opus est mihi ire [ad tabernam] emptum panem. literally: "Need is to me to go [to a shop] to buy bread."