Attic Declension
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Abstract

The term ‘Attic declension’ refers to a special category of nouns of the second (thematic) declension, i.e., nouns with thematic vowel -o- which in the Attic dialect end in (masc., fem.) nom. -ōs, gen.  and (neut.) nom. -ōn, gen. .

The term ‘Attic declension’ refers to a special category of nouns of the second (thematic) declension, i.e., nouns with thematic vowel -o- which in the Attic dialect end in masc. / fem. nom. -ōs, gen.  and n. nom. -ōn, gen. , e.g. ho próneōs ‘front hall of a temple’, ho leṓs ‘people’, hē hálōs ‘threshi…

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Georgios Papanastassiou, “Attic Declension”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000422>
First published online: 2013



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