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  • Chapter 7. Number and Gender (Cont'd...)

    Gender

    7.2 Gender (cont'd...)

    Table 7.15 Gender change by adding ‘ess’.

    Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
    Abbot abbess actor actress
    author authoress adulterer adulteress
    Ambassador ambassadress arbiter arbitress
    Baron baroness benefactor benefactress
    Caterer cateress conductor conductress
    Dacphin dauphiness deacon deaconess
    Duke duchess negro negress
    Patron patroness prophet prophetess
    Shepherd shepherdess sorcerer sorceress
    Porter portress inspector inspectress
    Warder wardress elector electress
    Enchanter enchantress giant giantess
    Governor governess heir heiress
    Hunter huntress Jew Jewers
    Lion lioness Marquis Marchioness
    Master/mister mistress murderer murderess
    Mayor mayoress prior prioress
    Prior prioress prince princess
    Protector protectress Songster songstress
    Tempter temptress tiger tigress

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