Another OT question: singular of "epagomenae"
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 23, 2005, 5:38|
Someday I'll get back to conlanging instead of just exploiting y'all for
your linguistic expertise for other purposes. Honest!
Several calendars, starting with the ancient Egyptian, are solar with a
basic structure of 12 30-day months followed by 5 extra days called the
"epagomenae" (or "epagomenal days" in the boring English version). Later
revisions introduced the concept of leap years, in which there was a 6th
epagomenal day. My question is simple: what's the singular form of
"epagomenae"? Is it "epgaomena"? It looks Greek in origin rather than
Latin (although the -ae makes me suspicious; maybe it's a Latinization of a
Greek borrowing), and my Greek knowledge is pretty much limited to the
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>