Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Periphrasis (περίφρασις circumlocution) is the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.

θρέμματα Νείλου nurslings of the Nile = the Egyptians P. L. 953e, οἰδίπου κάρα_ Oedipus S. O. T. 40 (κάρα_ expresses reverence or affection). The substantive on which another substantive depends often stands for an adjective, as ἲ_ς Τηλεμάχοιο = mighty Telemach (cp. cross1014). For various other periphrases, see the Index.

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