A Greek Grammar, for Schools and Colleges

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D. Appleton, 1871 - Greek language - 366 pages
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Page 15 - We still, however, see the visible marks on the page, and we know that the acute accent ( ' ) can stand only on one of the last three syllables of a word ; the circumflex ( " ) on one of the last two ; the grave (
Page 13 - Hurl'd often cuts off the vowel at the end of a word, when the next word begins with a vowel; though he does not like the Greeks wholly drop the vowel, but lull retains it in writing like the Latins.
Page 165 - Hence the direct object of the active voice becomes the subject of the passive. The subject of the active (the AGENT) is variously expressed with the passive ; sometimes by the dative (435) ; usually fty ir with the gen.
Page 19 - NUMBEES : the singular in reference to one object, the plural to more than one, the dual to two only. five CASES : nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and vocative. In the singular, the vocative is often like the nominative ; in the plural, it is always so. In neuter words, the nominative and vocative are always like the accusative, and in the plural always end in a. The dual has but two -forms, one for the nominative, accusative, and vocative, the other for the genitive and dative. c. The...
Page 180 - Sese is the object. The subject may be omitted in such cases when it is the same as the subject of the principal verb. The infinitive depends upon dixerant.
Page 14 - A syllable is long by position, when its vowel is followed by two consonants or a double consonant ; as in ор-ги quail.
Page 146 - The direct object of a transitive verb is put in the accusative : legatos de pace miserunt, they sent envoys in regard to peace, BC IV.
Page 186 - Ariaeus, whom we wished to make king, and (to whom) we gave and (from whom) we received pledges, &c.
Page 14 - ... 5. The last syllable of a word is called the ultima ; the one next to the last, the penult ; the one before the penult, the antepenult.
Page 44 - The possessive pronouns are formed from the stems of the personal pronouns.

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