If I understood right the Locative is only to be formed in singular (e.g. domi, ruri, ...).

But when it comes to words (especially cities / small islands) that only exist in Plural (e.g. Athenae) we have to form a Locative plural, right?

How is that Locative plural formed?
Is it just always similiar to the Ablative Plural (eg. Athenis)?

  • Note: domus is not in the second declension and the genetive is not domi. Jan 1, 2021 at 20:47
  • My Stowasser (I think you know Stowasser) and multiple websites tell me that both u and o declension exist for domus. Isn't that correct?
    – Cyb3rKo
    Jan 1, 2021 at 20:51

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Allen & Greenough name locative plural endings for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions. They are all identical to the dative/ablative:

  • Athenis at Athens (1st declension)
  • Philippis at Philippi (2nd declension)
  • Trallibus at Tralles (3rd declension)

For the 4th and 5th declensions, no locative plurals appear to be attested (and not many singulars either).

  • Thanks for your answer. I just realised that there are also some strange forms in the Locative Singular, so I'm gonna change the question a bit, maybe you can also try to answer the other question that will appear above, thanks!
    – Cyb3rKo
    Jan 1, 2021 at 20:34
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    @Cyb3rKo That strikes me as a different question. Jan 1, 2021 at 20:49
  • As I refactored the whole question I think now both questions (singular and plural forms) fit to the title.
    – Cyb3rKo
    Jan 1, 2021 at 20:54
  • @Cyb3rKo I fully agree with Asteroides and Sebastian: Please post a separate follow-up question and roll this question back to its first version. (There's a button for just that in the edit history page.)
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Jan 2, 2021 at 9:39
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    @Asteroides Ilmavirta Ok done.
    – Cyb3rKo
    Jan 2, 2021 at 9:51

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