Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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The comitative is a semantic function or role: it establishes a relationship between an accompanee and a companion, as in ‘Peter came with John’. Comitative constituents can operate either as arguments (necessary constituents demanded by the verbal valence) or as adjuncts (non-necessary constituents). This semantic role can be fulfilled by nominal or prepositional phrases or adverbs, or can be incorporated into the verb by means of a preverb.

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Antonio Revuelta, “Comitative”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000064>
First published online: 2013

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