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LESSON V :  VERBS  - Continued


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§ 67. Verbs in μι (lexicon form instead of ω) are but another mode of conjugating pure verbs (being the only primitives of that class whose root ends in α, ε, or o) in the Pres., Imperf., and 2d Aor.; in all which tenses the union-vowel coalesces with the root vowel. They have a peculiar inflection, chiefly by reason of the Imperf. and 2d Aor. act. taking throughout the terminations of the Aorists pass. The Pres. and Imperf. reduplicate with ι the initial consonant, (prefixing simply ί if that cannot be done, and sometimes adopting other modes of strengthening,) and in the act. they lengthen the root in the Indic., α or ε into η, ο into ω. The 2d Aor. (those in υμι being factitious have not this tense) has in the act. a long vowel or diphthong throughout, except the Imperative ε or o, and the Participle.


Notes on Certain Verbs in μι.

§ 68.
τίθημι [to put] has, in the Act., 1st Aor. ἔθηκα, Perf. τέθεικα; δίδωμι [to give] has, 1st Aor., δωκα.

§ 69. εἰμί [to be] is inflected thus: ε [thou art], ἐστί(ν) [is], ἐσμέν, ἐστέ, εἰσί(ν) [we, ye, they are], σθι [be thou], ὤν [being], etc.; the rest mostly regular. See the lexicon for these, and for ἵημι [to send], and εἰμι [to go]. More on the verb "to be"

§ 70. Several verbs annex σκω, ίνω, (ν)νυμι, etc., instead of μι, etc., in the Pres. and Imperf.


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