Homeric δέχαται (Il. 12.147) Reconsidered

Ruobing Xian

Abstract


The form, from δέχομαι, is neither a shortened perfect nor an athematic root-present, but an artificial form built upon the well-attested participle (ποτι/ὑπο)δέγμενος, perhaps facilitated by similarity to ἕαται/κέαται.


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