The Greek Reader

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W. E. Dean, 1831 - Greek language - 75 pages

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Page 55 - Ellipses. i [1. GENITIVE. THE Greek language takes a much wider range in its use of the genitive case than the Latin. In Greek, words of all kinds may be followed by other words in the genitive, when the latter class limit and show in what respect the meaning of the former is to be taken. In the case of Verbs : as 'Абщшм Se, ¿ig *oäüv efj^ov, !/3o<jásov, " the Athenians brought relief, as they had themselves with respect to their feet...
Page 21 - As every qualification, though indeclinable in itself may be declined by aid of the Article, Adverbs without farther change are converted into Adjectives, by its being joined to them, Some grammarians, however, pefer, in such constructions, understanding the Participle, аз тл (w«) t|«.] 'H vixo « vix*)ij'cMi'a r«v xaff/Ao» к* orioTif, FattA, the victory which overcome
Page 45 - Rem. 5. It is a peculiar use of the Optative, when it stands in the protasis instead of a preterite indicative, to signify the repetition of an action ; ET. flu? ¡Jtiv 'tu 1 1 ivráxr&$ кс.} ffttatrn ïovrus, ircoff&etvv&iv xvroTg в"<гш; tTiv чс&ги, *œi sçrti -ruôoiro, —Itrynt f whom he saw,' that is, 'so often as he saw any,' with which the i*it fvâoiro connects itself.
Page 90 - The infinitive is used as a neuter substantive not only singly, but in connexion with phrases, provided with au article, and subject to 'all the constructions of nouns; Кг. та ф»А«'|«/ тя-уаба rea *тца-а<г6ы ^«Аея-а'ге^ o» to preserve property is harder than to acquire it.
Page 57 - After ваараСш and some other verbs of the affections, ei should properly signify if, and be used of doubtful things ; but Attic caution, unwilling to assert too positively, uses this conjunction, not for probable things only, but even for those which are entirely certain, and so it stands for In.

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