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Verba Dicendi
(739 words)


Verbs of speaking (verba dicendi) are among the most prominent and plentiful lexemes in the literature of Ancient Greece, reflecting the high esteem in which the power of speech was held in the largely oral Indo-European culture. Because of their common occurrence and central position through all periods of the language, verbs of speaking provide an opportunity to track changes in the lexical nuances and semantics of the verbs themselves, whereas the sy…

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Sarah Rose, “Verba Dicendi”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000545>
First published online: 2013

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