H. W. Smyth

Greek Grammar Notes

Part 1 291-299

 

 

 

 

292 D.  The uncontracted forms of ες stems appear in Hom. and Hdt. -εϊ and -εες are, however, sometimes contracted in Hom., and properly should be written -ει and -εις in Hdt.  The acc. pl. masc. and fem. is -εας in Hom. and Hdt. From adj. in -εής Hdt. has ἐνδέᾰ for ἐνδεέα, Hom. ἐυκλεῖας for ἐυκλεέας, ἐυρρεῖος for ἐυρρεέος.

 

 

 

 

296 D. Hom. has usually -εῖα, -είης, -είῃ, etc.; sometimes -έα, -έης, -έῃ, etc. The forms without ι (43) are regular in Hdt. For -ύν Hom. has -έα in εὐρέα πόντον the wide sea. ἡδύς and θῆλυς are sometimes feminine in Hom.

 

 

 

 

299 D. Hom. has αἱματόεσσα bloody, σκιόεντα shadowy, but τῑμῆς and τῑμήεις valuable, τῑμῆντα and τῑμήεντα. Doric has sometimes -ᾶς, -ᾶντος for -ά̄εις, -ά̄εντος, as φωνᾶντα.  Attic poetry often has the open forms -όεις, -όεσσα.