is subset of the adjective. It therefore limits a noun. It is the most colourless
of all the adjectives.
has two kinds of articles:
(the) for singular or plural nouns
(a, an) for singular nouns only
has only the definite article. The following chart provides the full list
of definite articles.
is no article expressed, translate the English noun with the indefinite article
(a, an) if it is singular. If it is plural, then English and Greek are identical,
neither having an indefinite article in the plural.
following exception: the
predicate nominative has no article, even if definite, when the subject has
Pay special attention to the article when translating. After a few weeks of
studying Greek, you will be able to recognize all the definite articles in
a Greek text. About half the nouns in a sentence will be definite. The presence
of the article indicates the presence of a noun (or noun-like thing) nearby,
usually immediately following the article. Nouns can sometimes be more difficult
to recognize (especially third declension nouns). Use the much more simple
article to help identify a noun and to indicate its case, number and gender.