11.0434 Priscianus online? Latin verse?

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 12:58:08 +0100
From: Elisabeth Burr <he229bu@unidui.uni-duisburg.de>
Subject: PRISCIANUS and help with Latin verse

Dear Humanists,
a) does anybody know of an online version of:
Priscianus: Institutiones Grammaticae?
I have searched all the medieval sources pages
I could find on the WWW but without success.

b) in an old French grammar of Latin I came across
the following verse, which I just cannot decypher:

"Id quoque per genera dans fixis mobile serva"

the context is a rule about gender concord. In fact the
French text establishes that whenever there are more than
one noun and one of them is masculine, the comunal adjective
has to be used in masculine gender, if there is no masculine
noun, then it has to be used with feminine gender. The rule is
then illustrated with the above mentioned verse.
After that the text goes on establishing an exception, i.e. that
the adjective can also concord with the nearest noun. The rule
is illustrated with the following verse, which doesn't cause any

"Vel conformari poterit tunc proximiori"

Can anybody help?
Best regards
Elisabeth Burr

Dr.in phil. Elisabeth Burr
FB 3/Romanistik Gerhard-Mercator-Universitaet GH
Geibelstrasse 47048 Duisburg
+49 203 3791957 Elisabeth.Burr@uni-duisburg.de
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