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[*] 143. Infinitive active apparently as a passive. The infinitive being a verbal noun is not so strictly bound by the voices as the finite form. The infinitive as a complement to adjectives and the so-called epexegetic infinitive often coincide with the English idiom in which “good to eat” is “good for food,” “fair to see” is “fair to the sight,” and in Greek the active form is more common and, if anything, more natural than the passive. “καλὸς ἰδεῖν”, fair to see; “χαλεπὰ εὑρεῖν”, PLATO, Rpb. 412B, hard to find; but “χαλεποὶ . . . γνωσθῆναι”, ANTIPHON, 2 a 1, hard to recognize. See Infinitive.
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