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by Victoria K - Sunday, 11 January 2009, 07:19 AM

I am confused about the gender agreement of σαρκώδης. In the sentence,

Είχε πελώρια μαύρα μάτια καί σαρκώδες στόμα. = She had large black eyes and a sensous mouth.

I am not sure why the gender agreement is not σαρκώδο στόμα!!

Many thanks in advance,


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Re: σαρκώδες
by Greg Brush - Sunday, 11 January 2009, 11:47 AM
  σαρκώδες is an example of a type of adjective called "an adjective of two endings". These are adjectives where the masculine and feminine share the same form, while the neuter has its own separate form. The masculine/feminine nominative of this adjective is σαρκώδης, while the neuter is σαρκώδες, so this adjective is listed in dictionaries as σαρκώδης, -ες.

For more about "adjectives of two endings" in general (and adjectives in -ης, -ες specifically), see "FYI: other adjective types" in Discussion Forum 78.

Greg Brush