Lesson 3: Nouns

Nouns in your dictionary

When looking up a noun in your dictionary, one should see something like this: digitus, -i, m

Nouns
Subject FormGroupingGramatical
Gender
Meaning
digitus-imfinger
capillus-imhair
porta-aefdoor
fenestra-aefwindow
verbum-inword
donum-ingift
  1. Subject Form: the form listed first in the dictionary is always how the noun looks when it functions as the subject of a sentence.
  2. Grouping: Here examples of words from 3 different groups the nouns belong to. N.B. 1. These are not the plural form of the noun. 2. These cannot be determined just by looking at the subject form (see manus and opus below).
  3. Gramatical Gender: this is only something grammatical, and affects how the noun will be modified. Again, this cannot always be determined by the subject form (see manus and nauta below).
Irregular Nouns
Subject FormGroupingGramatical
Gender
Meaning
manus-usfhand
opus-erisnwork
nauta-aemsailor

Now go to Lesson 4
Latin Readings for Lessons 3 & 4

N.B.

"Are we thinking yet?" - Fr. Foster

First Experience Latin - Fr. Reginald Foster

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