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Preverbs
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Abstract

Preverbs are originally independent words of adpositional/adverbial origin that in the course of the history of Greek coalesced with verbs to form compound verbs.

Preverbs are originally independent words of adpositional/adverbial origin (Adposition and Adpositional Phrase) that in the course of the history of Greek coalesced with verbs to form compound verbs, such as eis-érkhomai ‘go in, enter’ from eis ‘in’ and érkhomai ‘go’. The ability to function as a preverb is often taken as an indication of primary preposi…

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Dag Haug, “Preverbs”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000519>
First published online: 2013



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