Third Declension Nouns

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GCSE Greek (Nouns) Note on Third Declension Nouns, created by jess99 on 11/09/2013.
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Third Declension Nouns

All nouns that do not belong in Group 1 or 2 go into Group 3. Although the basic endings of this group can be applied to most of the nouns within it, there are some strange spelling changes. 

Group 3 nouns can be subdivided into:Nouns with 

Guttural StemsDental StemsLabial Stems-ντ, κτ stems-ρ stems-ν stems-σ stems­-ι, υ stems­­

Guttural Stem-End in γ, κ, χ-Masculine and feminine endings are the same-Spelling for nom and voc are the sameHow to form them:1. Look up nom and gen singularὁ φυλαξ, του φυλακος2. Remove the -os ending from gen singular to form stemφυλακ3. add following endings:

Singular Acc - αGen - οςDat - ιPluralNom - εςVoc - εςAcc - αςGen - ωνDat - σι 

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