Koine Greek: Verbs

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Synopsis: A verb is a "doing word" like Γραφω, which means "I am writing". In Koine Greek there are numerous aspects to the verb that don't exist in English, and it takes a significant amount of time to become familiar with all the uses of the verbs.


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A verb is a "doing word" like Γραφω, which means "I am writing".

In Koine Greek there are numerous aspects to the verb that don't exist in English, and it takes a significant amount of time to become familiar with all the uses of the verbs.

Grammatical components of a verb in Greek

The root or stem of a verb can be modified to give it different meanings. A verb has the following components

  • Person (first, second or third)
  • Number (plural or singular)
  • Tense
  • Voice
  • Mood

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