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*>You don't need to prove anything by first principles. You can do this
*>by example: quadrant, sextant, octant, tridant. The first three are
*>in the dictionary; the last is constructed with the same tools.
Okay, I no next to nothing about Latin, but this still seems wrong to me.
How about this as a counter example: quadrangle and triangle? "Tridant" is
a nonsense word; the proper construction should be "triant".
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