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Nominal System (Gender, Number, Case)
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The classical Ancient Greek noun declension, as described within the framework of Natural Morphology, has three macroclasses, with the nom. and gen. sg. as reference forms. The first macroclass is constituted by feminines with a word-final thematic vowel (V) in the nom. plus a suffix -s in the gen., such as phḗmē ‘reputation’. The second macro…

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Wolfgang Dressler and Georgia Katsouda, “Nominal System (Gender, Number, Case)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000250>
First published online: 2013

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