Adjectives (Morphological Aspects of)
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Abstract

Ancient Greek adjectives fall into four groups, by two criteria: 1) they have either three (masc., fem, neut.) or two (masc./fem., neut.) inflections; 2) masc. and neut. are inflected as either 2nd declension stems (o-stems) or 3rd declension stems. Simple adjectives are normally of three endings, compound adjectives of two endings. Feminines, if they have separate forms, are always inflected as 1st (vocal) declension stems, either in or beside masc. o-stems, or in beside masc. cons. stems. Degrees of compariso…

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Frits Waanders, “Adjectives (Morphological Aspects of)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000005>
First published online: 2013



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