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2nd Declension: Greek Nouns

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52. Greek nouns of the 2nd Declension end in -os, -ōs, masculine or feminine, and in -on neuter.

They are mostly proper names and are declined as follows in the Singular, the Plural, when found, being regular.

a. Many names in -ēs belonging to the 3rd declension have also a genitive in .

Thūcȳdidēs, Thūcȳdidī (compare § 44.b).

b. Several names in -er have also a nominative in -us.

Teucer or Teucrus

The name Panthūs has the vocative Panthū (§ 81.3).

c. The genitive plural of certain titles of books takes the Greek termination -ōn.

Geōrgicōn  of the Georgics

d. The termination -oe (for Greek -οι) is sometimes found in the nominative plural.

Adelphoe  the Adelphi (a play of Terence)

e. Greek names in -eus (like Orpheus) have forms of the 2nd and 3rd declensions (see § 82).

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