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4. The following are some typical paradigms for these declensions. Most nouns decline in accordance with these paradigms; however, there are a number of nouns which deviate a little from these models. Any deviation from these models which appear in the Texts is noted in the Glossary.

5. General Masculine Declension

Number Sg Pl
Case
Nom stān STONE stānas
Acc stān stānas
Gen stānes stāna
Dat stāne stānum



Many masculine nouns are declined on this pattern, eg. cyning KING, bāt BOAT, hlāf LOAF, hlāford LORD. Many other masculine nouns are declined in almost the same way as this declension, but with minor modifications.

6. General Feminine Declension

Number Sg Pl
Case
Nom lār TEACHING lāra, -e
Acc lāre lāra, -e
Gen lāre lāra, -ena
Dat lāre lārum


Many feminine nouns are declined on this pattern, eg. ecg EDGE, hwīl SPACE OF TIME, glōf GLOVE. Many other feminine nouns are declined in almost the same way as this declension, but with minor modifications.


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