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Indirect Object
(2,213 words)

Abstract

Indirect Object is the third argument of a three-place predicate (a ditransitive verb). In Greek, Indirect Objects typically bear semantic roles like recipient, addressee, goal, source and benefactive (or malefactive). Moreover, indirect objects appear in the dative, the genitive or the accusative case.

1. Introductory Remarks

An indirect object can be defined as the third argument of a three-place predicate (a ditransitive verb). Ditransitive verbs invol…

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Christina Sevdali and Elena Anagnostopoulou, “Indirect Object”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000185>
First published online: 2013



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