Fabulous First Feminines
First Declension A Stem Feminine Nouns
A list for your use of fabulous Greek that are feminine in more than one way!
ἀγκῡρα anchor for a ship
ἀγλαΐα beauty splendour glory pomp also used in a negative sense in the plural of worldly vanities like the English phrase “pomp and glories”
ἀγορά Agora the central space used for markets and meetings the town “square” the plaza also the Assembly since the Agora was used for public meetings like a Roman forum.
ἀγυία way road street in plural can mean town or city the “streets”
αἰτία cause origin occasion by extension blame crime negative action
ἀκτέα the elder tree
ἄνασσα Queen Lady Mistress
ἀνία grief sorrow distress
ἄρουρα tillage acreage plowed or cultivated land used for grain crops
ἀσία Asia Minor and Major
There are also First Declension Feminine Nouns that end in η
In Attic and Ionic long final a sounds in many words but not all changed to η a change of a long a sound to a long ee.
ἀγάπη love charity compassion
ἀγκάλη arm bent or curved arm
ἀλόη The ALOE plant
ἀμυγδάλη the Almond tree and fruit also admired for its white flowers
ἀνθρήνη the wild bee
Ἀρετή Virtue excellence goodness manliness
ἀρχή beginning source origin
αὐγή bright light ray or beam of usually the sun
ALERT Nouns ending in – μα(τα) are THIRD DECLENSION
Here's the Declension pattern
Nominative Singular α η Plural αι
Accusative Singular αν ην Plural ας
Genitive Singular ας ης Plural ῶν
Dative Singular ᾳ ῃ Plural αις
There are more First Declension Nouns mostly Feminine and some masculine.
Watch for future posts!