Genitive
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Abstract

The syntactic functions and/or semantic roles encoded by the Ancient Greek genitive do not coincide precisely with the uses of the genitive in other Indo-European languages. Indeed, the A.Gk. genitive is a result of IE genitive-ablative merging and it combines the functions of both cases comprising, besides poss…

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Maria Carmela Benvenuto, “Genitive”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000140>
First published online: 2013



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