Proper names

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by Isidore Demsky, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Isidore Demsky Senior Member

    What determines whether a proper name is masculine or feminine?
    גמר seems to be both the name of a son of Japheth, and the wife of Hosea.

    Is there any way to tell, just by looking at the structure of a word or name, whether it's masculine or feminine?
  2. arielipi Senior Member

    A go by it would be: masculine words for males, and likewise to women; no rule though
  3. Isidore Demsky Senior Member

    Thank you.

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