1st Declension Noun Information
First Declension Noun Info
- If you look up a first declension noun in the dictionary, it looks like this (pay attention to the bolded portion of the words):
- femina, feminae, f.
First Declension Noun Gender
1st declension nouns are almost always FEMININE!
- There are a few 1st declension nouns that are masculine - they are always occupations!
- Examples of 1st declension masculine noun:
nauta, nautae, f. (sailor)
agricola, agricolae, f. (farmer)
auriga, aurigae, f. (charioteer)
incola, incolae, f. (inhabitant)
pirata, piratae, f. (pirate)
scriba, scribae, f. (writer)
poeta, poetae, f. (poet)
First Declension Noun - Genitive Singular
- A first declension noun has a nominative singular that ends in "a"
A first declension noun has a genitive singular that ends in "ae"