A Greek Grammar, for the Use of Learners

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H. Huntington, Jun., 1841 - Greek language - 284 pages
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Page 263 - Trust not for freedom to the Franks, They have a king who buys and sells. 2. The IAMBIC DIMETER catalectic consists of three feet and a syllable. It is found among iambic dimeters acatalectic. E. g.
Page 14 - (4) Derivative words generally retain the quantity of their primitives. § 18. 1. The epic and the lyric poets often shorten a long vowel or diphthong at the end of a word when the next word begins with a vowel. E. g. (Od. 5, 286) "л nónoi,
Page 203 - vixr¡aac, Miltiades who conquered the barbarians at the battle of Marathon. § 165. 1. VERBS signifying to ask, to teach, to take away, to clothe, to unclothe, to do, to say, and some others, are followed by two accusatives, the one of a person, and the other of a thing. ^ E. g.
Page 11 - even before a vowel. SYLLABLES. ^ 16. 1. There are as many syllables in a Greek word as there are vowels and diphthongs in it. . 2. Words of one syllable are called monosyllables ; of two, dissyllables ; and of more than two, polysyllables. 3. The last syllable except one is called the penult ; the last except two, the antepenult. E. g. in
Page 190 - 1. The relative pronoun agrees with the noun, to which it refers, in gender and number. Its case depends on the construction of the clause in which it stands. E. g.
Page 88 - VERBAL ROOTS AND TERMINATIONS. § 83. 1. The root of a verb consists of those letters which are found in every part of that verb. It is obtained by dropping to of the present active (§§ 94: 96). E. g. the root of
Page 15 - 1. If the last syllable is long either by nature or by position (§ 17. 1, 2), no accent can be placed on the antepenult. 2. The ACUTE can stand on the antepenult only when the last syllable is short. E. g.
Page 180 - 2. If an adjective, pronoun, or participle refers to two or more substantives, it is put in the plural. If the substantives denote animate beings, the adjective, pronoun, or participle, is masculine, when one of the substantives is masculine. If they denote inanimate beings, the adjective, &c. is generally neuter. E. g.
Page 13 - A syllable is said to be long by position, when its vowel, being short by nature, is followed by two or more consonants, or by a double consonant (£, |,ч//). Eg in the following words the penult is long by position:,
Page 13 - When a short vowel is followed by a mute and a liquid, the syllable is common. E. g. in the following words the penult is either long or short

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