Sophia says: Notice how Greek expresses time

Sophia the donkey

Sophia the donkey

Sophia says: Notice how Greek expresses time

Length of time (how long): is expressed by the accusative, e.g. πεντε ‛ημερας = for five days

Time when: is expressed by the dative, e.g. τη˛ τριτη˛ ‛ημερα˛ = on the third day

Time within which: is expressed by the genitive, e.g. πεντε ‛ημερων = within five days; της νυκτος = in the night

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