"Nomen ei est Stephanus."

Translation:His name is Stephanus.

August 27, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Razariane

So literally it says "the name for him is Stephanus" ?

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevalierduTemps

Shouldn't it be "Nomen eius" or "Nomen suum"? Or it takes dative?

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

You can use the genitive for this, but the point of using this phrasing is to show how the Romans used the Dative for possession.

August 28, 2019
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