Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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With εἰμί.—The present and perfect participle are freely used with the forms of εἰμί to form a periphrasis, especially when the participle has an adjectival character ( cross1857): ἡγεῖ διαφθειρομένους τινὰς εἶναι; do you think that some are being ruined? P. R. 492a, αἱ τέχναι διεφθαρμέναι ἔσονται the arts will be ruined X. C. 7.2.13, ἦν τοῦτο συμφέρον this was advantageous Ant. 5.18; ᾖ θέλουσα is stronger than θέλῃ, S. O. T. 580.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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