Some examples are cited here. The academic terms are in accordance with the influence of Aristotle, who conducted his teaching in the Athenian grove known as the Academy , which was named after the hero Akademos. We have already noted terms ending in - logy , to which others might be added like biology and neurology. The last part attained a status of its own, so that further words like sociology , with its initial part from Latin, could be introduced. Moreover, the last part has a somewhat different function in the word doxology , 'giving words of praise'. Other ecclesiastical terms are clergy , clerical , Eucharist and liturgy.
In the political sphere the words democrat and democracy are based on the components for people and power, as also in aristocrat and aristocracy for the best or superior people and power, autocracy for self or absolute power, theocracy for ecclesiastical power. Examination of the etymology or 'true meaning' of such words will assist in gaining control of the Greek vocabulary. As is clear from the earlier quotations, the sentence order of Greek may differ considerably from that of English. In an earlier form of Greek, the verb was placed last in the sentence, but in Luke 1: The different position is possible because of Greek inflections.
Greek can move elements around for stylistic purposes -- as in Luke 1: In examining a Greek text, one should first identify the verb. Its forms are identifiable through their inflections, with the additional help that nouns are often marked by preceding articles. It is useful, then, to memorize the basic inflections of verbs as well as those of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives. As illustrated by these brief passages, the key to reading Greek is provided by knowledge of its inflections. While these are numerous, memorization of the basic inflections of the article, of nouns and of verbs is generally adequate.
Thee parts of speech are inflected for four cases, besides a case of address called the vocative. The cases are as follows: I is nominative, my is genitive, me is accusative. Nouns simply have a nominative and a possessive, as in dog, dog's. Adjectives are not inflected.
Paradigms are given in the various lessons. Like nouns, verbs have many inflections though not all of the possible combinations below are realized: In addition there are imperative forms, infinitives, participles, a gerund, and a supine. The imperative forms are rare in written texts.
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It should be obvious that the verb system of Greek is complex. The basic forms of irregular verbs are generally listed in dictionaries. In addition to these parts of speech, Greek includes adverbs, conjunctions, interjections and prepositions. Since their functions are comparable to those of their English counterparts, they will not be discussed here. We assume that users of New Testament Greek Online may want to memorize selected passages.
Accordingly, each lesson includes one memory verse. Of all such passages, the Lord's Prayer may be the most highly preferred. Its sentence structure is simple, so that each verse is easily memorized.
We provide it here both as a sample of New Testament Greek and for memorization. The Greek given here is that of Matthew 6: The familiar conclusion, "For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever" is taken to be a later addition, and is not provided in the Nestle edition nor in the Westcott and Hort edition of the Greek text. Most but not all language courses taught at The University of Texas concern modern languages; however, numerous courses in ancient Greek, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, are taught in the Department of Classics link opens in a new browser window.
Online language courses for college credit are offered through the University Extension new window. Our Web Links page includes pointers to Hellenic resources elsewhere. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum Greek has been important in the intellectual life of western civilization, but not to the extent of Latin, except for ecclesiastical matters where it is obviously of major importance for determining the meaning of New Testament texts.
The Greek alphabet and pronunciation. The sentence structure of Greek. The forms of Greek. Nominative , the case of the subject; Genitive , the case to indicate possession -- possessive, in grammars of English Dative , the case of the indirect object Accusative , the case of the direct object -- objective, in grammars of English Case forms may also be determined by prepositions. Greek nouns are also inflected for -- number, that is, singular and plural ; Classical Greek also maintained a dual.
Verbs are inflected for voice: The middle indicates action directed at the subject; this is often expressed in the lexical meaning itself. Verbs are inflected for mood: We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
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