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[*] 567. Difference between articular and anarthrous abstract nouns. That no vital difference was felt is shown by the easy passage from the articular to the non-articular (anarthrous) form, and by the occasional combination of the anarthrous abstract noun with the articular infinitive, the article simply serving to give the infinitive a case-prefix. “ἡ ἀρετή”, PLATO , Meno, 99 A; “ἀρετή”, Ibid. E; “ἡ ἀρετὴ . . . ἀρετή”, 100 “β. οὐσίαν λέγεις καὶ τὸ μὴ εἶναι καὶ ὁμοιότητα καὶ ἀνομοιότητα”, Theaet. 185 C; Being, you mean, and not-being, and likeness and unlikeness. “τὰς μεθ᾽ ὑγιείας καὶ τοῦ σωφρονεῖν” (sc. “ἡδονάς”), Phileb. 63 E; The pleasures attendant upon health and temperance.
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