First Declension - Ancient Greek - Greek Adjectives

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Greek Adjectives

The feminine of first- and second-declension adjectives uses the class of the first declension:

  • -os, -ā/ē, -on

First- and third-declension adjectives, including participles in -nt-, use the -(y)ă class. Here are examples of this class, which is complex because of sound changes involving the y (see Ancient Greek nouns: short a):

  • -us, -eia, -u
  • -ās, -aina, -an
  • -ōn, -ousa, -on
  • -ās, -āsa, -an
  • -eis, -eisa, -en

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