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The proper function of Adverbs, as petrified case-forms, is to modify Verbs: as, - celenter ire, to go with speed. It is from this use that they derive their name (adverbium, from ad, to, and verbum, verb; see §241. b). They also modify adjectives, showing in what manner or degree the quality described is manifested: as, splendide mendax, gloriously false. More rarely they modify othsr adverbs: as, nimis graviter, too severely. Many adverbs, especially relative adverbs, serve as connectives, and are hardly to be distinguished from conjunctions (see §20. g. N.).[1][For the derivation and classification of adverbs, see §§214 - 217.]