Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Reduplication is the repetition of all or part of a word form, creating either a two-word complex or, most commonly, a new form of the word. For Ancient Greek, reduplication belongs to the sphere of derivational and inflectional morphology: new words or new grammatical forms of the same word are created. In the latter case, reduplication has been fully grammaticalized, and this is what we will be concerned with in this article.

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Georgios K. Giannakis, “Reduplication”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000021>
First published online: 2013

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