A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

WORD-FORMATION/ Derivation: Verbals

401. A few verbals, nouns and adjectives, are made from verb-stems without a suffix, by simply adding the case-endings of the consonant declension:

Noun/ Adjective   Verb
ἡ ὄψ voice
(ὀπ-)
from εἰπεῖν speak
(ἐπ-)
ἡ πτύξ fold
(πτυχ-)
πτύσσω fold
(πτυχ-)
ὁ κλώψ thief
(κλωπ-)
κλέπτω steal
(κλεπ-)
ἡ φλόξ flame
(φλογ-)
φλέγω burn
(φλεγ-)
ἅρπαξ plundering
(ἁρπαγ-)
ἁρπάζω seize
(ἁρπαγ-)
ἡ Στύξ Styx
(στυγ-)
root seen in στυγ-έω hate

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