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Names of Actions and Abstract Nouns.


Names of Actions are confused, through their terminations, with real abstract nouns (names of qualities), and with concrete nouns denoting means and instrument.

They are also used to express the concrete result of an action (as often in English).

Thus legió is literally the act of collecting, but comes to mean legion (the body of soldiers collected); cf. levy in English.