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"autos" in oblique cases

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"autos" in oblique cases

Postby Junya » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:38 am

Hi.

It is explained in the dictionary that "autos" simply stands for the demonstrative pronoun (he, she, it) whe it is in oblique case.

But I am vague.
Does the oblique case here include accusative ?
(I saw in a grammar that accusative is erected case as well as nominative.)
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Re: "autos" in oblique cases

Postby cb » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:03 pm

hi junya, yes the reference to oblique cases of αὐτός there includes the acc.

in other contexts you do sometimes have a distinction between (1) gen. and dat. and (2) nom. and acc. (e.g. for accentuation of some nouns)-- and perhaps some books refer to the first group of gen. and dat. as "oblique", which is what is confusing you -- but that's not what's meant here. cheers, chad :)
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Re: "autos" in oblique cases

Postby Junya » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:20 am

Thank you, Chad. :)
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