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Studies in the ancient Greek verbs in -skō

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This thesis examines Ancient Greek verbs such as βάσκω, which are suffixed (mainly in the present tense) with -σκω. They present both morphological and semantic problems. Firstly, it is not clear why, beside simple -σκω, we have formations with reduplication such as γι-γνώ-σκω, and in -ίσκω as εύρ-ίσκω. Secondly, the presents in -σκω have been attributed four different meanings: causative, inchoative, iterative and zero. These functions are found separately for descendants of *-skelo- in o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602363238
URN:
uuid:a605e950-4db8-4355-8a7f-2404056fcadb
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td:602363238
Language:
English
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