LATIN ORIGIN IRREGULAR NOUNS

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Latinate plurals

Some nouns have retained their plural forms from Latin and other language

LATIN ORIGIN IRREGULAR NOUNS

 

SINGULAR

//MEANING//

PLURAL

 

 

ENDING

 

With

 

-UM 

ADDENDUM

APPENDIX,

POST SCRIPT

ADDENDA

BACTERIUM

GERM

BACTERIA

CURRICULUM

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

CURRICULA

DATUM

INFORMATION

DATA

MEMORANDUM

ANNOUNCEMENT,

MESSAGE

MEMORANDA

 

SINGULAR

//MEANING//

PLURAL

 

 

ENDING

 

with

 

-A

ALGA

SEAWEED

ALGAE

AMOEBA

ANIMALCULE

AMOEBAE

ANTENNA

RECEIVER,

WIRE

ANTENNAE

LARVA

BUTTERFLY,

WOLLY BEAR

LARVAE

VERTEBRA

FOUNDATION,

SUPPORT

VERTEBRAE

 

SINGULAR

//MEANING//

PLURAL

 

 

 

 

ENDING

 

with

 

-US

ALUMNUS

POSTGRADUATE

ALUMNI

CACTUS

A KIND OF PLANT

CACTI

FUNGUS

AFFLICTION,

DECAY

FUNGI

GENUS

CATEGORY,

DEPARTMENT

GENERA

STIMULUS

MOTIVATION,

STIMULANT

STIMULI

SYLLABUS

PROGRAM,

SCHEDULE

SYLLABI

Reference from: http://grammarist.com/grammar/irregular-plural-nouns/

Prepared by : Onur Hoca (The Idealist)

 

 

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