Talk:locus

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Old Latin etymology of Latin 'locus'[edit]

The French Wiktionary article for locus says that 'stlocum' comes from a Proto-Indo-European root *stel, along with some other known Latin and Old Latin words. This information is not in this English article; is this because the information cannot be verified, or because no-one has compared the articles?

I'm not qualified to verify the accuracy and truth of this, but I can edit the article to amend it. I won't do that however without approval from Latin experts! NearlyDrNash (talk) 20:27, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Latin inflection[edit]

I believe the nominative plural is loca Attys 23:13, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Not according to any published dictionary or textbook. --EncycloPetey 18:00, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
According to Wheelock's Latin, the plural is loca, locōrum (n.) if it means "places, region" and locī, locōrum (m.) if it means "passages in literature". Gunnison's and Harley's The First Year of Latin lists the plural as loca, locōrum (n.) regardless of meaning. Cassell' Latin Dictionary lists the plural as loci if it means "single places" and loca if it means "places connected with one another; neighbourhood; region".
Here's references if you care to double check:
Wheelock, Frederic M. Wheelock's Latin. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Print.
Gunnison, Walter B, and Harley, Walter S. The First Year of Latin. New York: Armfield Academic Press, 2007. Print.
"lŏcus, -i." Cassell's Latin Dictionary. 5th ed. 1968. Print
ToasterPickins 23:38, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Of course. I came here to check why it wasn't fixed already. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)