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Adpositional Phrase
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Adpositional phrases can feature primary adpositions, belonging to the lexical class of PIE preverbs, or secondary adpositions, variously connected with adverbs or with nominal forms. Primary adpositions could precede or follow their nouns in Hom. Gk., while in Classical Gk. they are virtually restricted to prenominal position (prepositions).  In Hom. Gk., adpositional phrases are emergent, and  feature low cons…

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Silvia Luraghi, “Adpositional Phrase”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000006>
First published online: 2013

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