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Ablative of Manner.


The Manner of an action is denoted by the Ablative; usually with cum, unless a liraiting adjective is used with the noun:

a. But cum is often used even when the ablative has a hmiting adjective :

b. With such words of manner as mod5, pact5, rati*ne, ritu, vi, and with stock expressions which have become virtually adverbs ( silentli, jure, inillrii), cum is not used:

NOTE: So in poetry the ablative of manner often omits cum: as, - insequitur mulS aqua. me-us (Aen. i. 105), a mountain of water follows in a mass. *f murm (id. i. 1:4); rbnis (id. 1 123).