Number, Size, and Quantity

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269885
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600449 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Number, Size, and Quantity

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An analysis of the treatment of terms involving number, size, and quantity in the Old Latin Gospels. Such features may appear to the speaker of a given language to be natural categories, but in fact they are often idiomatic and language‐specific. Particular attention is given to rare plurals, pluralia tantum nouns, to specialized senses of singular and plural, and to the treatment of adjectives of size and quantity.

Keywords: Old Latin; plural; pluralia tantum; quantity; singular; size

Chapter.  2837 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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