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37. Neuter plural of adjectives and verbals in -tos and -te/os.

Especially to be noticed in this connection is the use of the neuter plural of adjectives and of verbals for the singular. This use is not a standard prose use. See Bishop, A. P. xx (1899), 1-21 and 121-138.

πλοϊμώτερα ἐγένετο,THUC. 1.8.2 ; Greater facilities of navigation ensued.

ORATORES ATTICI: No occurrence according to E. R. Schulze, Quaestiunculae grammaticae ad oratores Atticos spectantes, Bautzen, 1889.

PLATO: In Rpb. 416 E, Krüger suggests “ὁσία” for “ὅσια”, and Ibid. 562 A, cited by Matth. § 443, is not an example.

XEN. An. 3.4.49:ἕως μὲν βάσιμα ἦν, ἐπὶ τοῦ ἵππου ἦγεν, ἐπεὶ δὲ ἄβατα ἦν, καταλιπὼν τὸν ἵππον ἔσπευδε πεζῇ” . Ibid. 4.6.17:ἐάνπερ ἅπαξ λάβωμέν τι τοῦ ὄρους, βατὰ καὶ τοῖς ὑποζυγίοιςι ἔσται” .

THUC.1.8.2:καταστάντος δὲ τοῦ Μίνω ναυτικοῦ πλοϊμώτερα ἐγένετο παρ᾽ ἀλλήλους” . 1.72.1:παριτητέα” . 1.79.2:πολεμητέα” . 1.86.3:παραδοτέα, διακριτέα, τιμωρητέα” . 1.88:πολεμητέα” . 1.93.4:ἀνθεκτέα” . 2.3.3:ἐδόκει οὖν ἐπιχειρητέα εἶναι” . 2.10.2, and 56.1: “ἑτοῖμα”. 3.16.2:ἄπορα” . 4.1.3 and 5.14.4: “ἀδύνατα”. 6.25.2:πλευστέα” . 6.50.5:πολεμητέα” .

HDT.1.4:δῆλα . . . ὅτι” . 1.91:τὴν πεπρωμένην μοῖραν ἀδύνατά ἐστι ἀποφυγεῖν καὶ θεῷ” . 1.112:βεβουλευμένα ἔσται” . 1.194:οἷά τε” , and frequently. 1.207:δῆλα” , and frequently. 3.61:ἀκουστέα” . 3.109:βιώσιμα” . 5.124 and 6.13:ἀδύνατα” . 6.106: same. 7.185:προσλογιστέα” . 9.2:χαλεπά” .

AR. Ach. 770:οὐ δεινά;Ibid. 1079:οὐ δεινὰ μὴ ᾿ξεῖναί με μηδ᾽ ἑορτάσαι;Eq. 30:κράτιστα” . Ibid. 609:δεινά” . Av. 1033:οὐ δεινά;Lys. 626:δεινά” .

COM. 4.661: “ἀνόητά γ᾽ εἰ τοῦτ᾽ ἦλθες ἐπιτάξων ἐμοί”.

EUR. Alc. 218:δῆλα” (twice). Bacch. 1039:συγγνωστά” . Hec. 1107: same. H. F.583:δίκαια τοὺς τεκόντας” (subj.) “ὠφελεῖν τέκνα” (obj.). Hipp. 269: “ἄσημα”. Med. 703:συγγνωστά” . Or. 413:οὐ δεινά” . Phoen. 994: “συγγνωστά”.

SOPH. Ai. 887:σχέτλια” . Ibid. 1126:δίκαια” . Ant. 576:δεδογμένα” . Ibid. 677:ἀμυντέα” . Ibid. 678:ἡσσητέα” . Ph. 524:αἰσχρά” . Tr. 495, 1116: “δίκαια”.

AESCHYL. Pr. V. 216:κράτιστα” .

PIND. O. 1.53:ἄπορα” . P. 1.34:ἐοικότα” . 2.81:ἀδύνατα” . 4.247:μακρά” . N. 8.4:ἀγαπατά” .

HOM. Od. 8.299:οὐκέτι φυκτὰ πέλοντο” , but Od. 5.359:ὅθι μοι φάτο φύξιμον εἶναι” . 11, [456]:ἐπεὶ οὐκέτι πιστὰ γυναιξίν” . 14.489:οὐκέτι φυκτὰ πέλονται” . 20.223:οὐκέτ᾽ ἀνεκτὰ πέλονται” .

Il. 14.97-8:ὄφρα. . . Τρωσὶ μὲν εὐκτὰ γένηται” . 16.128:μὴ δὴ νῆας ἕλωσι καὶ οὐκέτι φυκτὰ πέλωνται” .

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