Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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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 or dei…

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Kateřina Bočková Loudová, “Particles (Formal Features)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000273>
First published online: 2013

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