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Greek Nouns of the Second Declension.


Greek nouns of the Second Declension end in -os, -ós, masculine or feminine, and in -on neuter.

They are mostly proper names and are declined as follows in the Singular, the Plural, when found, being regular: -

o mýthos, M. Athós, M. Délos, F. Ílion, N.
o fable Athos Delos Ilium


mýthos Athós () Délos Ílion
o GEN. mýthí Athó () Délí Ílií
o DAT. mýthó Athó Déló Ílió
o ACC. mýthon Athón (-um) Délon (-um) Ílion
o ABL. mýthó Athó Déló Ílió
o VOC. mýthe Athós Déle Ílion

a. Many names in -és belonging to the third declension have also a genitive in -í: as, Thúcýdidés, Thúcýdidí (compare §44. b).

b. Several names in -er have also a nominative in -us: as, Teucer or Teucrus. The name Pauthús has the vocative Panthú81. 3).

c. The genitive plural of certian titles of books takes the Greek termination -ón: as, Geórgicón, of the Georgics.

d. The termination -oe (for Greek -oi) is sometimes found in the nominative plural: as, Adelphoe, the Adelphi (a play of Terence).

e. Greek names in -eus (like Orpheus) have forms of the second and third declensions (see §82).