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Verbal Adjectives
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Verbal adjectives are characterized both by the use of verbal roots/stems as their lexical basis and the presence of adjectival morphosyntactic properties such as gender, number and case: e.g. exairetéo- ‘to be taken out or removed’ (affix -téo- which expresses necessity) and exairetó- ‘removable’ (affix -- which expresses possibility), from the verb exairéō ‘I take out, remove’. The -téo- forms have a predicative function and occur in synta…

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Liana Tronci, “Verbal Adjectives”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000366>
First published online: 2013

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