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Latin genders

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

Scientific names are write in Latin which has three genders:
(m) masculine (masculinum),
(f)  feminine (femininum)
(n) neuter (neutrum).
 

Ending of Latin words according to their gender

 

“TYPE I” WORDS

“TYPE II” WORDS

masculine

feminine

neuter

m. and f.

neuter

Nominative

-us

-a

-um

-is

-e

Genitive

-i

-ae

-i

-is

-is

The gender of the nouns is natural, i.e. in accordance with their sex (especially if they are living creatures), or grammatical, i.e. in accordance with their terminations.

 

 

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