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169. Aorist passive for aorist middle.

And on the other hand the passive aorist is often used to the exclusion of the aorist middle; “ἠράσθην”, I fell in love (was enamored),ἐδυνήθην”, I could (was enabled),ἐβουλήθην”, I would (was decided),ἐπορεύθην”, I proceeded (was forwarded).1

The following is a list of the most important of these verbs:

αἰδεῖσθαι, ἁμιλλᾶσθαι, ἀρνεῖσθαι, ἄχθεσθαι, βούλεσθαι, δεῖσθαι, διαλέγεσθαι, διανοεῖσθαι, δύνασθαι, ἐναντιοῦσθαι, ἐνθυμεῖσθαι, ἐννοεῖσθαι, ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, ἐρᾶν, εὐλαβεῖσθαι, ἥδεσθαι, οἴεσθαι, πορεύεσθαι, προθυμεῖσθαι, φιλοτιμεῖσθαι”.

1 The form, though not distinctively passive at first, became distinctively passive, and hence a passive conception is often possible.

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