The Greek Adjectives Ending in -ης

Roderick McKenzie
1919 Classical Quarterly  
instance, does not hesitate (Beitrcige zur griechischen Wortforschung 16) to regard 6/i-r]yeprij<;) as evidence for the s-stem geres which he wishes to find in ayoo-Tos (ayo{p)a--r6<;), and Bechtel {Lexilogus 274) infers a stem Trayea-from v7repTray^<;. The result of this well-nigh universal belief 1 has been that hardly anybody has thought it worth while to examine these words carefully. While it may be admitted that a large number of adjectives ending in -rj<; are s-stems, the following facts
more » ... the following facts may serve to show how impossible it is to analyse them all in that way, and how easily many of them lend themselves to other explanations. It does not seem to have been noticed how often an adjective ending in -J?S is accompanied by an Aorist Passive in -9]vai. I have observed the following cases of this parallelism : Yvvaifiavi']a\fjvai.
doi:10.1017/s000983880001363x fatcat:kcl7hdilafalbkoyaaw7sc3g4y