Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Modifiers are syntactically optional elements used to restrict or specify the meaning of their head. In Ancient Greek, noun modifiers may be adjectives, genitive noun phrases, relative and participial clauses, but also adverbs, adpositional phrases and appositive nouns. Outside the noun phrase, modification is achieved by adverbs and adpositional phrases.

Modifiers are elements used to modify the meaning (or the reference) of the head of their phrase.…

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Nicolas Bertrand, “Modifiers”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000238>
First published online: 2013

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