SEMANTIC NUANCES OF THE HOMERIC IMPERFECT τίεσκεν / τιέσκετο

The paper analyzes the semantics of the -σκ- imperfect τίεσκεν / τιέσκετο, which belongs to the group of “the ionic iterative preterits” in -σκ-, where the suffix in most cases indicates an iterative, multiplicative and habitual action. The forms τίεσκεν and τιέσκετο denote an action, which, along with the habitual meaning, involves the intention of the agent, thus supporting the idea that desiderativity might be semantically close to habituality.

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