[Ansteorra] Latin help
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Tue Feb 5 14:19:21 PST 2002
Centurion Jean Paul de Sens asked:
>Does anyone know the latin word for firebird or phoenix?
phoenix, -icis (masculine noun) "fabled bird of Arabia"
How the word is spelled is going to depend on what it's doing grammatically
in your sentence.
"Phoenix" is the Latin nominative case, which would be used for the subject
of a sentence.
If you were talking about the phoenix's flames, you would use the genitive
case to show the possessive, which would be "ardor phoenicis."
If the phoenix is the direct object of the sentence, for example, "He saw
the phoenix" then you use the accusatvie case, and it would be "Phoenicem
If the phoeix is the object of a preposition it will (often) be in the
ablative case, thus, "Flames emerge from the phoenix" would be "Ardoris
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