9 votes
Accepted

When should nūllus be singular vs plural?

Uncountable nouns will always take the singular, except when they're being thought of as multiple discrete units. For instance, magna pecunia = a vast sum of money, whereas magnae pecuniae = several ...
user avatar
  • 4,771
9 votes
Accepted

Why Does Cicero use the Third-Person Singular Instead of the Plural Form?

Cicero does this more than once. In addition to what you found in De oratore, we have ea ratio atque doctrina (also in De oratore) and ratio et doctrina praescripserit (in De natura deorum) ...
user avatar
6 votes

First Declension Singular, Gen or Dat?

Context will answer that question for you. If you say "lands" by itself in English you will likely think of it first in the nominative. In a sentence, though, you might say of the lands, to ...
user avatar
  • 6,975
5 votes

First Declension Singular, Gen or Dat?

Welcome to the site! The short answer is that without context, many translations of terrae are possible: e.g., "of land," "to land," "lands," "of the land," &...
user avatar
  • 2,440

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible