Gender of Nouns


The feminines of some nouns are formed in the following ways:

1. by adding -ess:

host – hostess

2. If the masculine ends in -er or -or the -er or -or is dropped before adding –ress:

tiger - tigress
actor - actress

3. Some changes are made before adding -ess :
Duke - duchess
master - mistress

See how the following nouns are changed in their feminine.

Masculine - FeminineMasculine - FeminineMasculine - Feminine
lion
host
priest
baron
giant
author
Jew
steward
heir
lioness
hostess
priestess
baroness
giantess
authoress
Jewess
stewardess
heiress
tiger
waiter
hunter
founder
tempter
traitor
actor


tigress
waitress
huntress
foundress
temptress
traitress
actress


duke
emperor
abbot
marquis
master
prince



duchess
empress
abbess
marchioness
mistress
princess





Some Exceptions
executor
testator
hero
czar
sultan
executrix
testatrix
heroine
czarina
sultana



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