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Published by D. Reidel in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English


  • Be (The word),
  • Greek language -- Grammar.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.(463)-467.

SeriesFoundations of language. Supplementary series -- v.16, The verb "be" and its synonyms; philosophical and grammatical studies -- pt. 6
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 486p. ;
Number of Pages486
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20340089M

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  The Verb 'Be' In Ancient Greek by Charles H. Kahn, , available at Book Depository with free delivery :// The book offers a systematic description of the use and grammar of the verb to be in Ancient Greek, before the philosophers took it over to express the central concepts in Greek logic and  › eBay › Books › Nonfiction. Kahn's book is one of the most expansive, detailed, and fundamental works on the verb ''be'' in classical Greek. Its insights are indispensable to anyone who wants to be freed from an anachronistic understanding of this all important Greek verb and see it in the light in The Problem of the Verb \'Be\' -- Ch. II. Subject, Predicate, Copula -- Ch. III. Application of the Transformational Analysis to Greek -- Ch. IV. Description of the Copula Uses -- Ch. V. The Theory of the Copula -- Ch. VI. The Verb of Existence -- Ch. VII. The Veridical Use -- Ch. VIII. The Unity of the System of \'Be\' in Greek -- App. ://

Even worse, it seems to be the only Ancient Greek verb book around. It has some good reviews but it certainly wasn't for me. I need a verb book which clearly demonstrates how each type of verb is conjugated in all its various forms, eg Indicative, Imperative, Infinitive, Participle, Present Middle/Passive etc plus a translation of each  › Books › Literature & Fiction › History & Criticism.   Greek verbs are simultaneously incredibly complicated and remarkably simple, as many verbs follow common ending patterns, or inflections, but there are vast number of these English verbs, which normally have at most five forms (sing, sang, sung, singing, sings), a single Greek verb can have hundreds of r, by breaking Greek verbs down into their respective The verb 'be' in ancient Greek Charles H. Kahn,Kahn, Charles H., Tweet 読みたいリスト 読みたい 読んだ お気に入り図書館の蔵書 設定 もっと探す +もっと 現在地を入力してください Note that for the 3rd Person Plural, the vowel contraction rules that govern Greek seem not to apply. In other words, you might expect that for διδόασι, the ο and α would contract into an alpha in – ασι, however, is long, and so for this verb, the contraction does not same practice occurs in our next verb, ://

Two Greek verbs, εἰμί and φημί, are inflected much like δείκνυμι. Following the general Greek principle of spelling words as they sound, each shows spelling changes that reflect changes in pronunciation over time. These verbs are common, and important to master. I. εἰμί. The most common verb in Greek   This verb appears only with endings of the passive voice. On the table for Classic Greek, a tilde superscript denotes the circumflex, and should be seen as placed over the preceding vowel (we are limited by the character set in showing it precisely in that way).   Ancient Greek: (intransitive) to flee, run off, go a certain direction with haste (often with prepositions) (transitive) to flee, escape, avoid, get away from (danger or trouble) (transitive or intransitive) to leave the country, go into exile (intransitive) to be exiled, banished, driven out of the country [+ ὑπό (genitive) = by someone   Ancient Greek: (Epic) to put to flight to terrify, alarm to threaten (passive) to be frightened to be in awe of, to dread