Dative
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Abstract

The dative is one of the five cases of the Ancient Greek nominal system. It was the result of a complex syncretic process, involving the Indo-European dative, locative and instrumental cases, which occurred in different periods of the Greek language. As a consequence of this process, the Greek dative ended up encoding a wide range of syntactic f…

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Flavia Pompeo, “Dative”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000086>
First published online: 2013



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