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Particles (Formal Features)
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The term ‘particle’ (from Lat. particula ‘a small part’) in Greek linguistic terminology denotes a group of ‘small’ indeclinable words which are synsemantic, i.e., they neither carry lexical (autosemantic) meaning nor are they deictic, but their meaning can only be drawn from the contextual connection with autosemantics…

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Kateřina Bočková Loudová, “Particles (Formal Features)”, 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_00000273>
First published online: 2013

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