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15.102 Perfect Infinitives

Both the active and middle/passive infinitives features the reduplication which is distinctive in the perfect. In addition, the perfect active stem often contains the distinctive kappa. This makes the perfect infinitives easy to recognize:

λελυκέναι - to have loosened, to have destroyed

λελύσθαι - to have been loosed, to have been destroyed

Note also the distinctive accentuation.

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