Identifying the Gender of Latin Nouns – an Infographic
Finding the gender of Latin nouns can frustrate even the most eager new student of the language. With an understanding of a few simple rules, your student will soon be breezing their way through identifying the genders of any noun.
Latin Noun Genders
Want to print it out? Click here for a PDF download that you can use as a bookmark. Enjoy!
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A great way to start keeping track of the gender of all the nouns coming your way is to use a personal dictionary. My kids and I have greatly benefitted from tracking our nouns in a dictionary. Even if we didn't understand what we were doing, the act of writing the words down helped us more than we realized.
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Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.
Thanks Amy! It was fun to make!
Thanks Betsy, will pin this.
Gorgeous! Is there a way to print it?
The best way I can think of to print is to click on the image and then print through your browser printing function. You might have to play around with the scaling. As it is, it prints out on 3 pages. If you save the PNG to your computer, you can print it out as one page. Enjoy!
Thank you so much, Betsy. Your materials are fantastic and really helpful to us.
Wonderful! They have been fun to make.
What an excellent resource, thanks very much! Just one minor thing- the 4th declension nouns cornu (not cornus) and genu are actually neuter, not feminine.
Good catch! I knew that, but I don’t know where the feminine came from. I need to update the graphic. Thanks!
Looks great! I am a high school Latin teacher and I would like to use this as an example in my classroom for an upcoming Piktochart project. Is there anyway to share this with me on Piktochart??
I’d be happy to! Here’s the link (I think) to the image on Piktochart. Let me know if that works!
Thank you for this! Especially the description of the third declension. I was searching for general guidelines on how to tell if a noun is male or female and was having a lot of trouble finding one until this. Obviously as you note that are exceptions, but it’s easier to remember a general rule and then memorize exceptions than having to memorize every individual word. The mnemonic devices you proposed are especially useful.
This is wonderful!
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