Follow up Question Was: Re: Virtal Machine preferences?
p.echols at comcast.net
Wed Sep 16 14:40:26 UTC 2009
On 09/16/2009 04:33 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) wrote:
> On Wed, September 16, 2009 10:15, Patton Echols wrote:
>> Follow up (Hijacking my own thread?) Since it is still windows, it will
>> be susceptible to virii just like a hardware box.
> virii is the plural of the non-existent word virius
> viri is the plural of the second declension masculine noun "vir" (man) so
> viri = men
> Originally virus was a mass noun in Latin, it meant "poison" (like snake
> poison) so it had no plural. In the modern usage of the word, these are
> the Latin forms of the word virus:
> singular plural
> nominative virus vira
> vocative virus/vire vira
> accusative virus vira
> genitive viri virorum
> dative viro viris
> ablative viro viris
> So if you want to look smart and use a Latin plural for virus, use vira.
> Thank you!
LOL! Well I knew I was wrong when I wrote it, But didn't think I'd get
a latin lesson! Thanks
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