Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme
hans at zephyrfalcon.org
Sun Oct 12 02:42:57 CEST 2003
> On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 18:28:36 +1300, "Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de)"
> <g2h5dqi002 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
>>Hans Nowak wrote:
>>>Hmm, if I recall correctly, in Latin the plural of 'virus' is 'virus'.
>>Actually, the last discussion of this that I saw (can't remember where)
>>came to the conclusion that the word 'virus' didn't *have* a plural
>>in Latin at all, because its original meaning didn't refer to something
> 'virus' (slime, poison, venom) is a 2nd declension neuter noun and
> technically does have a plural 'viri'.
Doesn't it belong to the group that includes 'fructus'? Of course this has
nothing to do with the plural used in English, but still... :-)
This page, which has a lot of info on this issue, seems to think so:
Hans (hans at zephyrfalcon.org)
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