Noun (Nome)
Gender of the nouns (Gènere dei Nomi)

The nouns in Venetan are either of masculine or of feminine gender.

Generally, the masculine is marked by the ending -o or consonant in singular, and the feminine by -a, cf.:
Masculine Feminine
  • gato cat (he) 
  • tóxo boy 
  • omo man 
  • paron owner, boss 
  • fiol son 
  • mar sea 
  • gata cat (she) 
  • tóxa girl 
  • dona woman 
  • paróna owner (she) 
  • fióla daughter 
  • mora blackberry 
Nouns in -l, -e, -ista or derived from adjectives can be either masculine or feminine or be common-gender nouns

In the three central Venetan provinces (Vicenza, Padova, Rovigo) singular nouns still end in -re , -le instead of -r, -l.
Plural of the nouns (Plural dei Nomi)
Terminations   Plural   Examples
Feminines in -a
  -e   la porta the door : le porte the doors
la gata the (she-)cat : le gate the (she-)cats
Other feminines
  --    la ciave the key : le ciave the keys
fòrbexe scissor(s)
la man hand : le man hands
la mision the mission : le mision the missions
la nathion the nation : le nathion the nations
la sità the city : le sità the cities
  -i   el gato the cat : i gati the cats
el vecio the old man : i veci the old men
el can the dog : i cani the dogs
el mar the sea : i mari the seas
  -i + vowel change:    
  last or penult. "closed-ó" => u

penultimate "closed-é" => i

sequence -o-ó => -u-u
sequence -o-é => -u-i

  mónte mountain : munti mountains
paron owner : paruni owners;
el ségno the sign : i signi the signs,
el sécio the pail : i sici the pails
el dotor the doctor : i duturi the doctors
el moménto the moment : i muminti the moments
Nouns in -l
  -i   el giornal the newspaper : i giornali the newspapers
la vocal the vowel : le vocali the vowels
el / la cantante the singer : i / le cantanti the singers
Note that at extreme east (Venice) and extreme west (Verona) the ending -i doesn't produce vowel change and in the north (Belluno) the plural often has no -i ending, showing the pure stem as in the singular.
Orthographic Particularities (Particolarità ortogràfiche)
Ending in Singular
Ending in Plural
-go -ga
-ghi , -ghe
mànego handle : màneghi handles
-co -ca
-chi (-si) , -che
toco piece : tochi pieces
-cio - gio
-ci -gi
vecio old man : veci old men 
Particularities (Particolarità)

1. Nouns in -ista have two forms in the plural :

2. Other nouns and foreign words are invariable:

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