Strong Feminine Demonstratives

Feminine demonstratives used for plural nouns are identical to those used by Strong Neuter and Masculine nouns. The most significant difference in pronouns is with the singular demonstratives. For example, the accusative singular and plural use the same demonstrative, as do the singular genitive and dative.

Strong Feminine Demonstratives
Singular Plural
Nominative seo þa
Accusative þa þa
Genitive þære þara
Dative þære þæm

As seen earlier, the suffixes used for feminine nouns are very similar for each of the cases, with singular accusative, genitive and dative nouns taking an 'e' ending and plural nominative, accusative and genitive taking an 'a' ending. This makes it more difficult to tell which case a noun is in when it is plural, though the demonstratives are more reliable and distinct for singular nouns.

seo giefu
Singular Nominative
þa giefa
Plural Nominative

þa giefe
Singular Accusative
þa giefa
Plural Accusative

þære giefe      
Singular Genitive
þara giefa
Plural Genitive

þære giefe   
Singular Dative
þæm giefum
Plural Dative

You can practice strong feminine demonstratives below.

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