Re: Latin masculine names -a

From: Abdullah Konushevci
Message: 48021
Date: 2007-03-21

--- In, "Joao S. Lopes" <josimo70@...> wrote:
> What's the origin of masculine a-ending names in Latin? IE?
> E.g.: Agrippa, Proca, agricola, Numa, etc.
> Joao SL
I guess it is a question of natural and gramatical gender. They are
gramatically feminine, but naturally masculine. It is also common in
Albanian: Kola, diminutive of Nicolas, Gjoka, augmentative of Gjon,
Gjika, augmentative of Gjin etc.