used with Ablative only.
The circumflected accents
are used to mark the vowels' length.
The form e
is used before consonants, and the form ex
before vowels, but sometimes before consonants also.
Non figurative usage
1. Space (ablativus separationis):
of, from (the interior)
2. Time: since
Romani ex agris in urbem demigrant.
are migrating from the countryside to the city.
ex hoc die
this day on
1. Origin, substance: of
2. Cause: by
reason of, because of, as a result of
Titus Manlius ostendere volebat
se ex ea familia ortum quae Gallorum agmen ex rupe Tarpeja dejecit.
Manlius wanted to show himself to be of that family that threw down the
Gauls from the Tarpeian cliff.
statua ex auro a
golden statue (a statue of gold)
Multi milites ex vulneribus perierunt.
have perished because of their wounds.
ex Senatus consulto according
to the Senate decision
to the arrangement
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