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Is any word attested in both vocative and locative?

Corinthus City names regularly have locative forms (identical to the genitive singular), and it is not too rare for them to be addressed with a vocative, which takes the regular ending -e if the name ...
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Which islands appear in the locative?

I get zero results for the locative Lesbi in the HP corpus (the results appear to be all genitives), but I find a handful of in Lesbo. The same applies to a locative Euboeae, in favour of in Euboea. ...
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Is any word attested in both vocative and locative?

I prefer the vocative to be distinct from the nominative, if possible. One word that does have a distinct locative and a distinct vocative is: animus The vocative is plentiful in both Plautus and ...
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Which common nouns have a locative?

I don't know of a complete list, but Albert Hoefer has an extensive one: "Pronouns": ubi, ibi, hic, illic However, I doubt these are true locatives. See de Vaan on ubi: ubi 'where' [adv.]....
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Is any word attested in both vocative and locative?

Domus This doesn't fulfill your second criterion, because the vocative looks exactly the same as the nominative (i.e. it's not second declension masculine). But it's famously one of the common nouns ...
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The active and passive infinitives are said to be from locative and dative nouns, respectively: why?

The Latin infinitive parallels Sanskrit and Ancient Greek, sec. Allen and Greenough. It appears that in Proto-Indo-European there was a "dative of purpose or consequence" idiom. The ...
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Does Malta use the locative?

Both Melitae and in Melita seem to appear: Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum 3.4.1: Statim iter Brunddisium versus contuli ante diem rogationis, ne et Sicca, apud quem eram, periret et quod Melitae esse ...
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How is the (rare) Locative Plural formed?

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 ...
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Nouns in locative in connection to adjectives (Does every adjective have a locative?)

Most adjectives are not attested in the locative form. (However, the rules for putting an adjective into the locative case are not complicated, so it's usually easy to predict the form if you know the ...
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Is the locative used with multi-part city names?

Two-word city names are sometimes put in the locative case Suessae Auruncae nuntiabant agnum cum duobus capitibus natum et Sinuessae porcum humano capite. (Livius, Ab Urbe Condita 32.9.3.2, via PHI ...
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Do the locatives militiae, terrā, marī occur by themselves?

terrā: Was used stand-alone by Cicero here: Brundisium terrā petere ”to head towards Brindisi by land.” marī: According to F. Calonghi, Dizionario latino-italiano, 3th ed., 1969, was used stand-alone ...
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Is any word attested in both vocative and locative?

Just lucky first search attempt: eheu! quam fatuae sunt tibi, Roma, togae! (Mart.Ep.10.19.4). There are actually many more instances of Rome being addressed.
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"Condere vaginae gladium" – locativus?

I agree with TKR's comment above that vaginae {is not/cannot be} marked with locative case. I share your view that, to the extent that this expression (condere vaginae gladium) is attested, vaginae is ...
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Which common nouns have a locative?

I would add other two words now crystallised as adverbs: diu (during the day) is the old locative for dies-diei and noctu (at night) which is the analogic locative for nox-noctis. See the expression &...
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Does Malta use the locative?

It is a fun exercise to apply some math to the issue (statistics/Bayesian inference specifically). I'll try to avoid technical language, for the sake of readability. Of course, math is not magic, so ...
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Does a general rule for forming Locative Singular exist?

I was never taught that the locative was formed using another case, but I am aware many grammar books refer to a genitive-locative (or other cases) that is just an artefact used maybe as help to ...
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Is the locative used with multi-part city names?

I couldn't find any city names in specific, though this Wikipedia article on Rapidum mentions a road named Nova Praetentura that had the name in the first century C.E. Constantine also named ...
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