Adverbs
(2,220 words)

Abstract

Adverbs were first proposed as a class of words by the ancient Greek grammarians based on two distinctive features: their morphological invariability (ákliton ‘without inflection’) and their semantic and syntactic association with the verb, as is signified by their name: epírrēma ‘attached to the verb’ (translated into Latin as aduerbium). However, no common semantic, morphological, or syntactic features have been identified for all the terms traditiona…

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Jesús de la Villa, “Adverbs”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000009>
First published online: 2013



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