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Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by melonidas, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. melonidas Junior Member

    Hello what is the tense for the verbal form : σ’εδεδοικει , and what does the sigmna in front of te verb stands for?
  2. Perseas Senior Member

    «ἐδεδοίκει» is used as imperfect (παρατατικός) but with regard to morphology it is past perfect (υπερσυντέλικος).
    This σ' (= σε) must be the 2nd person of the personal pronoun in accusative singular.

    σ' ἐδεδοίκει = was afraid of you
  3. melonidas Junior Member

    all right, but How do I find the first person singular of this verb in present tense ?
  4. apmoy70 Senior Member

    The present tense is formed by using the imperfect, that's its irregularity, therefore it's «δέδοικα» (1st p. sing. pres. ind.).
    According to the hyperlink Perseas posted, it has also the present alternative form of «δέδια».
  5. melonidas Junior Member

    Sorry but i have a stupid question, Why the present tense follows the irregularity of the imperfect? I guess people use more often the preent tense

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