του ελέφαντα - I am wildly guessing around with noun endings in different genders and cases. Did I miss a declination table somewhere ?
This is the genitive case, used for possessives. You can see the tables here.
My phone will not link. Where can i find the table?
This is the page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Greek_grammar#Masculine_nouns
Thanks a lot.
Should it not be ελεφάντου?
No -- it's ο ελέφαντας with -as and not ελέφαντος with -os.
Masculine nouns in -ας form the genitive in -α (and masculine nouns in -ης in -η, e.g. ο καθηγητής, του καθηγητή "the professor, of the professor).
It's either του ελέφαντα or του ελέφαντος in archaic or Katharevousa Greek. There was never a του ελέφαντου form.