Koine Greek: Adjectives
|Adjectives in Koine Greek|
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In simple terms, an adjective is a word that describes a noun. For example, Αγαθος meaning "good" is an adjective.
In Koine Greek, unlike English, adjectives change in form depending upon the way in which their noun is used in a sentence. An adjective needs to match the noun it describes in case, gender and number.
Uses of an adjective
Adjectival uses of prepositional phrases
It is possible in Greek for a prepositional phrase to function as either an attributive adjective or a substantive adjective. By inserting the prepositional phrase between the definite article and the noun, the prepositional phrase becomes an attributive adjective.
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