An Elementary Grammar of the Greek Language: Containing a Series of Greek and English Exercises for Translation, with the Requisite Vocabularies, and an Appendix on the Homeric Verse and Dialect

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Newman and Ivison, 1853 - Greek language - 355 pages

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Page 1 - X * со alpha beta gamma delta epsilon zeta eta thêta iota kappa lambda mu nu xi omicron Pi rhô sigma tau upsilon phi chi psi oméga...
Page 2 - VTTÓ, $o-óc. <7 has the sharp sound of s in son ; except it stands before /t, in the middle of a word, or at the end of a word after 17 or a, where it has the sound of f, eg Gtcqvq, vó[¿tff[¿a, yïjç, /еаЯшс.
Page 64 - They do not, like substantives, express the idea of an object, but only the relation of an object to the speaker, since they show whether the object is the speaker himself (the first person), or the person or thing addressed (the second person), or the person or thing spoken of (the third person) ; eg, / (the teacher) give to you (the scholar) it (the book).
Page 195 - Intransitive verb. 2. Again, the subject performs an action which is reflected on itself; hence the subject is at the same time the object of the action, ie the actor and the receiver of the action are the same ; eg ivnтоцсч, I strike myself, ßovievopai, I advise myself.
Page 254 - ... 3, a dependent noun in the accusative, which serves as its logical subject. The preposition which precedes the abridged clause is the sign of subordination to the principal proposition. If the subject of the gerund is the same as that of the principal verb it is not expressed :
Page 277 - III. ADVERBIAL SENTENCES are Adverbs, Participles, or Substantives used adverbially, expanded into sentences, and, like adverbs, denote an adverbial object, ie, such an object as does not complete the idea of the predicate, but merely defines it. Hence they express a more full explanation of the Place, Time, Reason, Manner. 1. Relation of Place; as, "He is not there, where you ex~ peeled to meet him;" "Whithersoever I go, I will remember you ;"
Page 25 - One noun governs another in the genitive, when the latter signifies a different thing from the former ; as, Lex naturse, The law of nature.
Page 289 - It contains six feet, of which the first four may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth is usually a dactyl (when a spondee is here used, the verse is called spondaic), and the sixth is either a spondee or a trochee. The chief...
Page v - ... in the mind, and there is a facility in the use of them whenever they may be needed. The student, who attempts to commit any considerable portion of the Grammar without illustrative examples, finds it difficult to retain in his memory what he has learned. There is a confusion and indistinctness about it. One form often runs into another, and one rule is confounded with another. But if each successive principle is carefully studied, and then immediately put in practice, in translating the Greek...

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