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[*] 828. In the poets, the participle with the article sometimes becomes so completely a substantive, that it takes an adnominal genitive rather than the case which its verbal force would require. A few expressions like οἱ προσήκοντες, relatives, τὸ συμφέρον or τὰ συμφέροντα, gain, advantage, τὰ ὑπάρχοντα, resources, are thus used even in prose. E.g. Ὁ ἐκείνου τεκών, his father (for ὁ ἐκεῖνον τεκών). EUR. El. 335. Τὰ μικρὰ συμφέροντα τῆς πόλεως, “the small advantages of the state.” DEM. xviii. 28. Βασιλέως προσήκοντές τινες, “certain relatives of the king.” THUC. i. 128.
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