Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The monopartite proverbs

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Demotic and Greek monopartite proverbs consist of one independent clause. Most of the demotic proverbs employ constructions associated with what has been called "the omnipresent" tense. The adverbials can indicate time, place, and direction, as well as various types of logical relationship between persons, things, actions, and so on, such as comparison, purpose, or causality. In demotic, word order is more fixed than in Greek. Greek monopartite proverbs, employ a wide range of constructions, most of which are in the present tense or are associated with the proverbs' omnipresent tense, in addition to a smaller number of examples in the future and the past tenses. In contrast to demotic, the category of adverbials in Greek contains, in general, a much greater variety of words and phrases, including adverbs and prepositional phrases. Finally, conjunctions are more abundant in the Greek material, since, in demotic, words or phrases are usually linked paratactically.

Keywords: adverbials; conjunctions; demotic monopartite proverbs; Greek monopartite proverbs; independent clause; prepositional phrases

10.1163/ej.9789004160583.i-320.22
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004160583.i-320.22
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Wisdom in Loose Form — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation