Nouns

What is a "noun"? A noun is a word stands for someone or something. Sometimes we say that a noun is a "person, place, or thing." In the following sentence, which words are nouns?

"The boat in the garage belongs to Bill."

"Boat," "garage," and "Bill" are all nouns.

Here are the Greek nouns we have learned so far. Remember that we list each noun with its article so you can know the gender of the noun. means it is masculine, that it is feminine, and τό that it is neuter.

ἡ ἀγάπη
love
ἡ γραφή
writing, Scripture
ὁ διδάσκαλος
teacher
ὁ θεός
God
ὁ Ἰησοῦς Jesus
ἡ μαθητής
disciple
τὸ ὄνομα
name
τὰ παιδία
little children

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ἡ γραφή can refer to writing in general, or specifically to Scripture.

We generally learn nouns in their singular form. In other words, we would memorize the Greek for "God" and not "gods." But since παιδία is always plural ("children," not "child") we memorize it in its plural form. The definite article τὰ is the plural form of τό.

I have not listed all the proper names, i.e., names of people.

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I don't remember disciple being one of the nouns weave previously learned.