Adjectives of the Vowel Declension

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73. Many adjectives follow the ο-declension, the masculine and feminine being alike, as with nouns. Here belong nearly all compound stems in -o.


Goodell: Greek Vowel Declension Adjectives, ο-stem Chart

75. Still more adjectives have a stem in -ο for the masculine and neuter, and a stem in -ᾱ for the feminine.


Goodell: Greek Adjectives of the Vowel Declension, –ο / -ᾱ stem Chart

77.  a. The feminine singular has -ᾱ after -ε-, -ι-, or -ρ-, otherwise .

b. In the nominative and genitive plural the feminine is accented like the masculine, not as it would be in a noun

δίκαιαι, δικαίων

78.Some adjectives are declined now with, now without, a separate feminine. Especially in poetry the forms vary.

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, ed. Goodell’s School Grammar of Attic Greek. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-947822-10-8.