Koine Greek Adjectives 2016-10-12T06:02:30+00:00

Adjectives

Adjectives refer to nouns in two ways: either as an attribute or as a predicate.

Attributive:

Qualifies the noun, to describe, without any assertion about it. The attributive is an adherent description.

The Position: ὁ πιστός δοῦλος or ὁ πιστός ὁ δοῦλος

Note: the adjective comes immediately after the article.

Predicate:

Makes an assertion about the noun. The predicate is an additional statement.

The Position: ὁ δοῦλος πιστός  or πιστός ὁ δοῦλος

Note: the adjective does not come immediately after the article but either precedes the article or follows the noun.

The Adjective may also be used as a noun: ὁ ἁγαθός “the good man”.