A Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of Schools and Colleges

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Harper & brothers, 1838 - Greek language - 284 pages

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Page 262 - METRE. 1. METRE, in its general sense, means an arrangement of syllables and feet in verse, according to certain rules ; and in this sense it applies not only to an entire verse, but to a part of a verse, or any number of verses.
Page 4 - the cutting off of a short vowel at the end of a word when the next word begins with a vowel ; and,
Page 12 - GENERAL RULES. 1. Nouns of the neuter gender have the nominative, accusative, and vocative alike in all the numbers ; and these cases in the plural end always in a.
Page 119 - HI. Where A gets an act done for himself, or for those belonging to him, by B. Thus of Chryses it is said, in the Iliad, that he came to the Grecian camp,
Page 119 - to urge one's self on," the direct action is done by A on himself, but an accusative or other case follows of B, whom that action farther regards. Thus,
Page 198 - (I cannot go thither), for who will guide me on this way ?" By the frequency of this kind of interrogative use, it gradually lost its proper force, and came to be employed simply to strengthen a question, like the Latin nam in quisnam.
Page 4 - on one of the last three syllables of a word, the circumflex on one of the last two.
Page 119 - I. Where A does the act on himself, or on what belongs to himself ; or, in other words, is the object of his own action ; as,
Page 119 - to get his daughter released by Agamemnon, on the payment of a ransom ;" that is, briefly, " to ransom his daughter." Whereas, of Agamemnon it is said,

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