The Declension of Jesus
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Dear Latin Teacher,
It seems that Jesus has a special declension; is that so?
Thank you, Steve
It is so. Although technically it follows the fourth declension, the noun Jesus
has only three forms. The nominative subject is Jesus
, the accusative object is Jesum
, while all other forms are Jesu
That means the vocative, dative, ablative and genitive are all Jesu
And of course there is no plural.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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