Greek changes the form of a noun depending on whether it is singular or plural. Remember, this is called "inflection." Almost all Greek nouns inflect. So how do they change to show number?

They use different endings to indicate singular and plural.

Take for example the Greek word for "angel": a[ggeloV.

  • If there is one angel, like when Gabriel visited Mary,  Greeks would write a[ggeloV.
  • But if there were more than one angel, like when Jesus was born, it would be written a[ggeloi.

a[ggeloV is singular ("angel"). a[ggeloi is plural ("angels").