On Human Thought

Latin Grammar: The Genitive Case

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1.Deinde dixit Et in principiis cuiuscumque assimilati isti nature, idest et Naturales etiam
2.considerant in sua consideratione in corporibus naturalibus et in accidentibus eorum
3.in causis omnium istorum scilicet in causis corporum et accidentium: scientia enim modorum naturalium
4.et consequentium eorum non completur nisi per scientiam causarum.

As you recall, the genitive case shows possession, describes (with a qualifying adjective), suggests a part of a whole, et al. Usually one may correctly translate the genitive case with the word "of" in English, except in personal possession, when my, mine, your, yours, his, their, etc. is more logical.

Translate the following words in the genitive case from the passage above:

 line numberLatin wordTranslation
2. 2eorum
6. 3accidentium
7. 3modorum
8. 3naturalium
9. 4consequentium
10. 4 eorum
11.4. causarum

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