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Passiva Tantum
(257 words)

Abstract

Passiva tantum (passive deponents) are verbs which do not have an active voice and have a passive aorist form (with suffix -ē-/-thē-).     

Passiva tantum (‘passive only’) are verbs which do not have an active voice and have a passive aor. (with suffix -ē-/-thē-; Passive (morphology)). Passiva tantum have a mid. (mediopassive) inflection in the pres. and pf. stems (Middle, Mediopassive). In the fut. stem, they may have a mid. (-so-mai) or a passive (-(th)ḗsomai) form, e.g. 1 pres. mid. boúlomai ‘want’, aor. pass. eboulḗthēn, pf. mid. bebo…

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Rutger Allan, “Passiva Tantum”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000506>
First published online: 2013



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