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29.209 The Present System of τίθημι

As Croy notes, all the present system forms of this verb start with the reduplicated syllable τιθ- . This is your perfect clue as to when you are dealing with a present tense form of this verb (present tense indicative, present infinitive, present participle, present subjunctive or present imperative).

There is a special set of endings for the present tense indicative which you need to learn:

τίθημι τίθεμεν
τίθης τίθετε
τίθησι τιθέασι

The endings used for the present middle/passive are just what you would expect:

present middle/passive: τίθεμαι, τίθεσαι, τίθεται, τιθέμεθα, τίθεσθε, τίθενται

In the imperfect past tense, there is sometimes a lengthening of the vowel and variation in the endings you would expect, but the combination of the augment with the present stem will make it immediately obvious that you are dealing with an imperfect past tense form:

imperfect active: ἐτίθην, ἐτίθεις, ἐτίθει, ἐτίθεμεν, ἐτίθετε, ἐτίθεσαν

imperfect middle/passive: ἐτιθέμην, ἐτίθεσο, ἐτίθετο, ἐτιθέμεθα, ἐτίθεσθε, ἐτίθεντο

Croy provides you with the present subjunctive forms - and you can recognize those easily by the presence of the circumflex accent.

Croy also provides you with the present imperative, present participle and present infinitive forms. All of these are easy to recognize by the distinctive τιθ- stem which is the sign of the present system for this verb.

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