Feminine nouns

So far you have learned that feminine nouns end in –α  or η and make the plural in –ες.

η φίλη – οι φίλες

η γυναίκα– οι γυναίκες

There is a subgroup of feminine nouns ending in –η that have different plural forms. They make the plural in –εις not in -ες.

Belonging to this group are feminine nouns in -ση, -ξη, -ψη and the nouns πόλη (town/ hometown),δύναμη(power), πίστη(faith), τίγρη (tiger).

The most common feminine nouns ending in –ση, –ξη, –ψη  are:

η είδηση ( headline) –    οι ειδήσεις (headlines)

η απόφαση (decision) – αποφάσεις (decisions)

η λέξη (word)     – οι λέξεις (words)

η άποψη (opinion) -οι απόψεις (opinions)

η εγκατάσταση (facility)- οι εγκαταστάσεις ( facilities)

η δύναμη (power) -οι δυνάμεις (powers)

η πίστη (faith)- οι πίστεις (faiths)

η τίγρη (tiger)-οι τίγρεις (tigers)

You can also read: Verb groups

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