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Like in "Star Wars: Die Rache der Sith" Sith is feminine why?

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    Is it? I don’t think so, and from the example we cannot tell, because it is plural. – Carsten S Feb 24 '18 at 16:02
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  • Für einen Nichttrekkie ist das nicht offensichtlich. "Die Rache der Ruth" wäre ok, und wirklich feminin, auch wenn "Ruths Rache" wohl von den meisten bevorzugt würde, schon wg. der Alliteration. – user unknown Feb 24 '18 at 18:05
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    Trekkie? facepalm – Janka Feb 24 '18 at 18:46
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    It isn't female. It is plural. It is like »Die Rache der Briten« or, to make it even clearer »Die Rache der Männer«. – Hubert Schölnast Feb 25 '18 at 6:22
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Der is plural in that case not feminine, and the gender information is automatically lost with the German article.

Applied for individuals der Sith or die Sith could be used gender specific:

Der Sith, der meinen Vater getötet hat.


Die Sith, die meinen Sohn geboren hat.

Note the recurring article for these cases of use.

Worth to mention, that "Sith" is used in the Star Wars universe to attribute a group of people, and not a particular individuum('s name).

  • I find the imagination, which lets a sith to give birth to your son, is hilarious. I am still laughing at it. – Endery Feb 26 '18 at 8:57

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