Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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This entry analyzes the semantic and morpho-syntactic features of transitive states of affairs in Ancient Greek and focuses on the semantic factors that allow the morpho-syntactic and structural properties of prototypical transitive constructions.

1. Introduction

In its traditional use, transitivity is understood as the ability of many verbs to take a direct …

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Luz Conti, “Transitivity”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000355>
First published online: 2013

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