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First/Second declension Adjective; Transliteration:

Principal Part: προστακτικός προστακτική προστακτικόν

Structure: προστακτικ (Stem) + ος (Ending)

Etym.: prostakto/s


  1. of or for commanding, imperative


First/Second declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • γρῖφοσ πρόβλημά ἐστι παιστικόν, προστακτικὸν τοῦ διὰ ζητήσεωσ εὑρεῖν τῇ διανοίᾳ τὸ προβληθὲν τιμῆσ ἢ ἐπιζημίου χάριν εἰρημένον. (Athenaeus, The Deipnosophists, Book 10, book 10, chapter 69 3:3)
  • καὶ μὴν ἡ ὁρμή, κατὰ γ’ αὐτόν, τἀνθρώπου λόγοσ ἐστὶ προστακτικὸσ αὐτῷ τοῦ ποιεῖν, ὡσ ἐν τῷ περὶ Νόμου γέγραφεν. (Plutarch, De Stoicorum repugnantiis, section 11 8:2)
  • ὁμοίωσ δέ πωσ τοῦ Φωκίωνοσ καὶ ὁ λόγοσ ἦν ἐπὶ χρηστοῖσ εὐτυχήμασι καὶ διανοήμασι σωτήριοσ, προστακτικήν τινα καὶ αὐστηρὰν καὶ ἀνήδυντον ἔχων βραχυλογίαν. (Plutarch, chapter 5 2:1)
  • τῆσ δὲ τοιαύτησ ὑπολήψεωσ τὴν μέν τινα ἑκουσίαν καὶ παραμυθητικὴν φῶμεν, τὴν δὲ ἀναγκαίαν καὶ προστακτικήν. (Dio, Chrysostom, Orationes, 51:1)
  • διαφέρει δ’ ἀξίωμα καὶ ἐρώτημα καὶ πύσμα <καὶ> προστακτικὸν καὶ ὁρκικὸν καὶ ἀρατικὸν καὶ ὑποθετικὸν καὶ προσαγορευτικὸν καὶ πρᾶγμα ὅμοιον ἀξιώματι. (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, ISTORIWN Z, Kef. a'. ZHNWN 66:1)
  • Προστακτικόσ. (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Q, Kef. h'. PRWTAGORAS 6:13)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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