Contract Verbs
(989 words)

Abstract

The contract verbs are verbs whose stem-forming thematic vowel, -a-, -e- or -o-, contracts with the verbal ending; (1st class) -á-ō: e.g. timá-ō > timô ‘honor’; (2nd class) -é-ō: e.g. poié-ō > poiô ‘make, do’; (3rd class) -ó-ō: e.g. dēló-ō > dēlô ‘to make visible or manifest’.

The contract verbs are verbs whose stem-forming thematic vowel, -a-, -e- or -o-, contracts with the verbal ending; (1st class) -á-ō: e.g. timá-ō > timô ‘honor’; (2nd class) -é-ō: e.g. poié-ō > poiô ‘make, do’; …

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Georgios Papanastassiou, “Contract Verbs”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000436>
First published online: 2013



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