More First Declension Feminine Nouns
A few posts back I mentioned that a final long a sound changed to a long e - η in Attic and Ionic.
This is why we have first declension nouns ending in both η and α.
Here's 20 η final nouns that follow the First Declension Pattern.
Άστραπή a flash of lightning
Βροντή A roar of and Thunder
Γραμματική a female teacher of basic literacy from Γράμματα letters
Δίκη Law Order Right Hence Justice
Ζώνη a belt or sash or girdle the origin of Zone.
εὐνή a sleeping place animal's lair, bird's nest or bed for humans
yet in plural εὐναί the anchor stones thrown off the prow of a ship into the sea.
Κεφαλή the head Now you know why an octopus can also be called a cephalopod.
Κολωνή a hill or mound
Μαχή War Battle This was borrowed into English via Latin and became – machia and -machy.
Μηχανή The origin of – MECH and also again via Latin of Machine.
ὄγχνη the pear tree and its fruit
Πύλη a Gate Don't Confuse this with Φυλή Phyle a tribe group or clan.
Ῥώμη Power Strength Force Might Yes Rome or Roma the goddess and city.
Σκήνη A cover or shelter shade cloth or tent
Σωφροσύνη Moderation Discretion Prudence Chastity Commonsense Virtue
ὕλη Hule Forest Wood Hylo-
Ψυχή The soul