Classics 30 Unit 2 Terms

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criterion (ie: syntactical criterion)

tests

head

main subject of sentence

intransitive verb

verbs that do not take an object

modifier

word that modifies the head (or main subject)

modify

limit, describe, restrict

morphological criterion

what class of word the word is

noun marker

function words that precede nouns

noun modifier

noun in a modifier slot

slots

positions in a sentence

syntactical criterion

word order

transitive verb

verbs that have an object following them

alchemists

Greek origin ("art of transmuting materials"); those who practice the medieval forerunner of chemistry, which was based on the supposed transformation of matter

pandemonium

Greek origin ("place of demons"); wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar

lunatic

Latin origin ("luna" = "moon" belief that changes in the moon caused periodic insanity); mentally ill person (not technical)

punch

Sanskrit origin ("five" or "five kinds of"); drink with juice, soda, spice and sometimes liquor

decimated

Latin origin ("taken as a tenth" or Old English "kill one of every ten"); drastically reduce the strength of something

rout

disorderly retreat

pro tempore

for the time being, temporarily

ex officio

by virtue of an office or position

magnum opus

a great work of art or literature

persona non grata

an unwelcome person; used to describe recalled diplomatic officials

ex cathedra

with authority

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