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Re: [SLE] Code red mk2-and a few articles
See Tabers Cycopedic Medical Dictionary. ;)

Curtis

On Tuesday 07 August 2001 15:06, Konstantin (Kastus) Shchuka wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 03:31:15PM +0200, Tazio Ceri wrote:
> > John D Lamb wrote:
> > > Sounds a bit doubtful to me. As I recall "virus" is a straight second
> > > declension noun from the Greek virios and so should be viri in plural
> > > unless it's irregular like locus. "Viruses" is easier for people who
> > > don't speak English (vel possunt latine loquere). And then there are
> > > the words that don't change from us to i:
> > > bus, callus, nexus, conspectus, genus, plus, bonus, prospectus, caucus,
> > > apparatus, plexus, octopus,...
> > >
> > > JDL
> >
> > Yes, Virus comes from ancient greek, and like many
> > greek words imported by latin it is very irregular.
> > That's why virii is the correct plural form.
>
> Unfortunately, Merriam-Webster has no entry for "virii". What does
> "correct" then mean?
>
> -Kastus
>
> > Ciao,
> > Tazio

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