A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

WORD-FORMATION

398. Many Greek stems took their existing form so early that they can not now be analyzed into their parts. For us these are root words, of the original stock of the language. Often their likeness to other Greek words, or to words in kindred languages, throws light on their earlier history; but the study of such relations belongs to comparative philology. In the following sections are treated only the most common types of word-formation; but these alone are enough to show how the bulk of the copious Greek vocabulary has been made, and to assist greatly in learning that vocabulary.

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