Appendix:Old English athematic declension

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  • Athematic Old English nouns are typically one-syllable nouns that umlaut their stem vowel, making ōē, āǣ, anen, uy.
  • If an ending beginning with an u is present, it becomes e in inflected forms.
  • If an athematic noun is masculine, the nominative/accusative plural and dative singular umlaut. If feminine, then the genitive may also umlaut.



Citation form: fōt m

singular plural
nominative fōt fēt
genitive fōt·es fōt·a
dative fēt fōt·um

Short feminine[edit]

Citation form: hnutu f

singular plural
nominative hnut·u hnyt·e
accusative hnut·a
genitive hnyt·e or hnut·e
dative hnyt·e hnut·um

Long feminine[edit]

Citation form: bōc f

singular plural
nominative bōc bēc
genitive bēc or bōc·e bōc·a
dative bēc bōc·um

Long neuter[edit]

Citation form: sċrūd n

singular plural
nominative sċrūd sċrūd
genitive sċrūd·es sċrūd·a
dative sċrȳd sċrūd·um

See also[edit]