Follow up Question Was: Re: Virtal Machine preferences?

Patton Echols p.echols at
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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