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A participle (ptc.) is, as part of the Greek verbal system, characterized for diathesis and either for verbal aspect (pres., aor., or pf. ptc.), or for tense (fut. ptc.); at the same time, it shows nominal features, as it is characterized for case, number and gender. As such, it takes a position in between the adjective and the verb, and is therefore often regarded as a verbal adjective. Arguments and peripheral …

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Michel Buijs, “Participle”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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