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Feminine nouns ending in 'c'


jkirkwood 1 | 14  
11 Dec 2007 /  #1
Hi, was just wondering if there are many words (common words, I mean) ending in 'c' which are feminine.

e.g. noc

Thanks in advance.
malgo  
11 Dec 2007 /  #2
i have no explanation. Noc is probably one of the strange exception in Polish gramar.
You have to learn it by heart

e.g
koc - blanket - male
kloc - block - male
OP jkirkwood 1 | 14  
11 Dec 2007 /  #3
Ok, so apart from noc, there are no common words ending in 'c' which are feminine?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Dec 2007 /  #4
Twarz is feminine isn't it?
There are some feminine nouns not ending with -a.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
11 Dec 2007 /  #5
Is "kac - hangover" masculine or feminine ?
malgo  
11 Dec 2007 /  #6
it's masculine
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
11 Dec 2007 /  #7
pomoc
moc (derivatives: przemoc, niemoc)
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
11 Dec 2007 /  #8
There are some feminine nouns not ending with -a.

plenty of them: pieczeń (roast meat), kieszeń (pocket), kość (bone), maść (ointment?), śmierć (death), sierść (fur), pierś (breast), miłość (love), męskość:D (masculinity) etc
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
13 Dec 2007 /  #9
[quote=gosiaczek] męskość (masculinity) - now, that's a crime against logic and common sense :)

btw, noc may be feminine because of Latin (nox, noctis), but it's only a guess, I'm not even 100% sure the ethymology is Latin (maybe preindoeuropean, because it's feminine (and related) in many European languages that kept the noun genders: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Nynorsk - in the opposition to the day that is masculine in all of those languages)

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