I found special case declinations for the following types of nouns - but yet the tables didn't give example words.

Therefore I challenge you to give an example of ... (deviating declination of accusative plural give in brackets)

  • A first declination male animate noun ending on -ий (-иев instead of -ия)
  • A second declination animate noun ending on -ия (-ий instead of -ии)
  • A third declination female animate noun ending on -ь (-ей instead of -и)


Inanimate examples for the three special cases would be (in same order)

  • санаторий
  • Россия
  • ночь
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    What tables do you use? Two first cases seem not to match the definitions in this Wikipedia article. As for third declination: мать, дочь, выпь, выхухоль...
    – Artemix
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 13:24
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    Found a note in the wiki that the first and second declination are numbered differently in different textbooks (the first may become second and the second - the first).
    – Artemix
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 13:37
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    1. Евгений, Валерий. 2. Мария, Виктория, София. 3. мышь, блядь, тварь.
    – Yellow Sky
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 15:14
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    Why ask for accusative plural when you essentially want genitive plural? Genitive has more patterns than you'd expect but they are mostly regular. For animate nouns, well, гений, Мария, мышь (-ия is more frequent for abstractions, not so much for people unless it is names).
    – Shady_arc
    Commented Sep 3, 2014 at 18:46
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    @Shady_arc The genitive plural endings are the same for animate and inanimate nouns. It is the accusative plural where the deviation happens: inanimate sticks to nominative plural, while animate takes genitive form.
    – arney
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 20:52

2 Answers 2

  1. Акакий, Лаврентий, Терентий, Вий! :-)
  2. бестия, гаргулия :-)
  3. выпь :-)

P.S. более правильная форма: гаргулья

  1. аграрий, викарий, гуманитарий, пролетарий

  2. валькирия, гарпия, гурия, мумия, фурия

  3. бездарь, бестолочь, выхухоль, дрянь, мразь, свекровь

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