Question about 3rd declension nouns

  • Question about 3rd declension nouns

     ecwetzel updated 6 months ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Thea

    November 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Hey Mr. Dwane, I just finished doing lesson 25 where we are introduced to 3rd declension nouns. When writing a sentence using an adjective and the subject is a third declension noun, how do I know what ending (masculine, feminine, or neuter) to use on the adjective? Because on the chart you used in 25A for the 3rd declension endings there was just the different cases, singular, and plural, not the genders.

    Thank you for any help you can give😀

  • Holly

    November 13, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    In 3rd declension, nouns that end in -er, -or are masculine think of (ERROR)

    Nouns that end in -s, -0, -x (SOX) are feminine

    Nouns that end in -l,-a, -n, -c, -e, -t (LANCET) are neuter

    Nouns that name individual male persons are masculine (mīles, mīlitis, soldier)

    Nouns that name individual female persons are feminine (māter, mātris, mother)

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  Holly.
  • Dwane Thomas

    November 14, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Hi, Thea!

    Holly’s note is helpful (Thanks, Holly!)

    Also, I use this site all the time to figure out the declension and gender of nouns. I still get mixed up sometimes.

  • ecwetzel

    December 2, 2022 at 10:09 am

    That is helpful

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