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#1 Martin



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Posted 11 April 2006 - 02:16 PM

Does Accordance indicate whether any Greek verbs are deponent and in which tenses? I was hoping this might be included in the instant details box but have not found this.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:00 PM


There is no specific tag for deponency. Actually the experts do not always agree which verbs are deponent, but our tagging follows BDAG and Liddell & Scott.

The only way to see deponency in the texts is to observe the lemma. If the LEMMA is a middle form, such as ercomai then any middle form is deponent. If the lemma is an active form, then any middle form is a true middle.
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