Passive (Morphology)
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Abstract

In the  aorist and  future stems, a separate  passive voice is distinguished in opposition with the  active and middle voice. The passive voice is marked by the morphemes -thē- and -ē-.

In the aorist and future stems, Ancient Greek distinguishes a separate passive voice (Passive (syntax)) in opposition to the active and middle voice (Mediopassive, Diathesis/Voice (Morphology of)). In the pres. and pf. stems, pass. meaning is expressed by the mid. (mediopassive) voice. The passive voice is marked by the variant morphemes -thē-…

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Rutger Allan, “Passive (Morphology)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000508>
First published online: 2013



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