Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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GENITIVE OF MATERIAL OR CONTENTS 1323

The genitive expresses material or contents.

ἕρκος ὀδόντων the fence (consisting) of the teeth Δ 350, κρήνη ἡδέος ὕδατος a spring of sweet water X. A. 6.4.4, σωροὶ σί_του, ξύλων, λίθων heaps of corn, wood, stones X. H. 4.4.12, ἑξακόσια τάλαντα φόρου six hundred talents in taxes T. 2.13 (cp. cross1296).

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Predicate Use: στεφάνους ῥόδων ὄντας, ἀλλ' ου' χρυ_σίου crowns that were of roses, not of gold D. 22.70, ἐστρωμένη ἐστὶ ὁδὸς λίθου a road was paved with stone Hdt. 2.138, and often with verbs of making, which admit also the instrumental dative. Hdt. has ποιεῖσθαι ἀπό and ἔκ τινος.

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