Associative Adjectives and Verbs

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264287
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191753978 | DOI:

Series: Lexicon of Greek Personal Names

Associative Adjectives and Verbs

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This chapter focuses on the second aspect of associative nomenclature, that of adjectives terminating in -ειος. This termination, though rarely used as a simple ethnic form when no ambiguity existed between homonymous cities, has a perfectly valid role as an ethnic when need arose for a differentiation in such cases. The chapter examines its usage in general before turning to consideration of it as a termination of the names used for coins issued by independent rulers and states.

Keywords: adjectives; termination; ambiguity; coins; ethnic

Chapter.  1974 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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