Genitive Absolute
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A genitive absolute (gen. abs.) is a construction consisting of, at least, a ptc. in the genitive case, and, usually, a noun in the genitive case agreeing with the ptc. in gender and number. The construction is called ‘absolute’ because the noun in th…

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Michel Buijs, “Genitive Absolute”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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