Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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The linguistic encoding of possession in Ancient Greek can be regarded as a constellation of structures. Possession and a range of related meanings could be expressed in Ancient Greek not only by attributive constructions characterized by an inflectional marker on the Possessor item, but also by predicative constructions involving a verb of highly specialized possessive meaning, such as ékhō, and by constructions with copular/existential verbs accom…

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Maria Carmela Benvenuto, “Possession”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000285>
First published online: 2013

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