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

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A predicate adjective either precedes or follows the article and its noun: σοφὸς ὁ ἀνήρ or ὁ ἀνὴρ σοφός the man is wise.

Thus, ἀτελεῖ τῇ νί_κῃ ἀνέστησαν they retired with their victory incomplete T. 8.27, ψι_λὴν ἔχων τὴν κεφαλήν with his head bare X. A. 1.8.6, τὰ_ς τριήρεις ἀφείλκυσαν κενά_ς they towed off the ships without their crews T. 2.93.

a. This is called the predicate position, which often lends emphasis.

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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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