In Koiné Greek, determiners are words that describe another word in the same sentence. Not all determiners are adjectives, but all determiners function like adjectives in a sentence.
The most common determiner in Koiné Greek is the definite article. Properly speaking, the definite article is not an adjective, but it mimics an adjective in both form and function. Demonstrative pronouns are another common kind of determiner. Within a sentence, a demonstrative pronouns can function like either a pronoun (to refer to something) or an adjective (to describe something). When a demonstrative pronoun functions like a adjective, it is classified as a determiner in this grammar.
Types of Determiners¶
The definite article is the most common kind of determiner in Koiné Greek.
demonstrative determiner is a demonstrative pronoun that functions as an adjective within a sentence.
possessive determiner is a personal pronoun that functions as a possessive adjective within a sentence.
differential determiner is an adjective that distinguishes one thing from another thing within a sentence.
quantitative determiner expressses how much (or how many) of a thing is in view within a sentence.
Numeral determiners are cardinal numbers which quantify something.
They say how many there are of a particular thing.
Ordinal determiners are ordinal numbers that indicate the position of something in a sequence.