Lesson 12: Deponent Verbs

Vocabulary:

a0lla- but e0rxomai- I come
a0pokrinomai- I answer dierxomai- I come through
a0rxw- I rule ei0serxomai- I enter
a0rxomai- I begin e0xerxomai- I come out of
ginomai- I become katerxomai- I come down
poreuomai- I go sunerxomai- I come with

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the vocabulary words above.

Deponent verbs are verbs which appear in the middle or passive form (which have already been learned); but are translated as though in the active form. This makes it essential that the student know which verbs are deponent in form, so that they can be translated correctly. A clue: when verbs are listed in the dictionary as the vocabulary words are, with a middle/passive ending, they are deponent in form, and should be translated actively.

ASSIGNMENT: Translate the sentences below.

1. poreuomai e0k tou oi0kou kai ei0j thn e0kklhsian

2. o( profhthj e0cerxetai e0k tou i9erou

3. o( a0nqrwpoj ginetai a0ggeloj tou kuriou

4. luontai ou(toi douloi u(po tou kuriou