Monday, 30 April 2012

Some More First Declension Feminine nouns

I've tried to select words that are reasonably useful but not the same as the usual selection you see in first year texts over and over again. 

Here's a list of Nouns ending with α

ἁρμονία joint joining fitting together parts

This is harmonia the origin of Harmony. Look up the Greek Verb ἁρμόζω and other related words.

Βῆσσα also spelt Βᾶσσα in Doric, a forest glen a wooded valley
Bassae Modern Greek Vasse in Arcadia is the site of a famous temple of Apollo Epikouros.

γέφυρα bridge ford river crossing dam

γωνία corner angle.

γλῶσσα tongue hence language speech glossa as in glossary

ἐκκλησία an enclosure for a meeting an assembly in such an area

ζημία penalty or fine the loss or damage to your income if you lost a court case

ἡσυχία calm silence

ἡμέρα day The hemera in the botanical name of day lillies

θύρα door entrance

ἰτέα the willow tree

κιθάρα the Kithara a kind of harp

λέαινα the lionness

λύρα another type of stringed musical instrument the Lyre

οἰκία house household The origin of – eco. What words do you know that have eco in them?

πεῖρα a try or attempt

σκία shadow

φιλία “brotherly love” friendship

the feeling stronger than a minor affection preference or liking you have towards a sibling or family member extended to a friend

χώρα country land

ὥρα time a period of time hence season “hour”