Why the dress is a masculine word and skirt a feminine? Both start with φ and end with α.
Dress ends not with α but with μα :)
Words in μα are almost all neuter: το αίμα, το φόρεμα, το πλάσμα, το γράμμα, ...
Thank you for this tip
Just the way it is! Greek seems full of these arbitrary differences. Use the patterns as a guideline, not a rule :)
But, the dress is not masculine. It's το φόρεμα, so it's neuter. ._.
Thanks for the answers. :)