The Ω-Conjugation Perfect Middle System: Vowel Verbs, Not Contracting

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298. This includes an indicative perfect and pluperfect, a subjunctive, optative, imperative, infinitive, and participle; also a future perfect passive indicative, optative, infinitive, and participle.

299. The tense-stem is the reduplicated verb stem, with no tense suffix.

300. a. The indicative takes the primary endings in the perfect, the secondary endings in the pluperfect.

b. The subjunctive and optative are compound forms— the perfect middle participle with the present subjunctive and optative of εἰμι (am) (§ 384).

c. The imperative takes the regular imperative endings.

d. The infinitive takes the ending -σθαι, the participle the ending -μένος (-μένη, -μένον); both always accent the penult.

301. The future perfect passive adds to the reduplicated stem the future suffix (§ 278) with the middle endings.

Ind. πε-παύ-σο-μαι, etc. I shall have been stopped
Opt. πε-παυ-σοί-μην, etc.
Inf. πε-παύ-σε-σθαι
Part. πε-παυ-σό-μενος, etc.

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, ed. Goodell’s School Grammar of Attic Greek. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-947822-10-8.