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9.60 Deponent Verbs

Please read Croy's note about deponent verbs in section 60. The deponent verbs are some of the most common verbs in Biblical Greek so it is extremely important for you to be able to recognize them. Deponent verbs take only middle forms, although very often they will be translated by an active verb in English.

In the vocabulary list, you will recognize the deponent verbs because they end in μαι rather than in ω.

Here are the deponent verbs you need to learn here in Lesson 9:

Dictionary Form Meaning Infinitive Meaning
ἀποκρίνομαι I answer ἀποκρίνεσθαι to answer
γίνομαι I become γίνεσθαι to become
δύναμαι I am able δύναμασθαι to be able
ἔρχομαι I go ἔρχεσθαι to go
πορεύομαι I walk πορεύεσθαι to walk


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