Noun (predicate adjective)


In Koiné Greek, a predicate adjective is an adjective that functions as a noun in a sentence and appears in the predicate position.


Predicative adjectives are adjectives that describe nouns using a linking verb. Often the linking verb is not present in the Hebrew text and must be supplied when translating into English. Like attributive adjectives, a predicative adjective usually has the same form as the noun it describes in both gender and number. Unlike attributive adjectives, however, a predicative adjective can be indefinite even if it describes a definite noun.


Matthew 7:13 ὅτι πλατεῖα [j]ἡ πύλη καὶ εὐρύχωρος ἡ ὁδὸς

Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit”
Μακάριοι   οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι
makarioi   hoi ptōchoi pneumati
Blessed are the poor the in spirit
John 3:33, “God is true
θεὸς ἀληθής ἐστιν
ho Theos alēthēs estin
the God true he is
James 1:12, “Blessed is the man who endures testing.”
Μακάριος   ἀνὴρ ὃς ὑπομένει πειρασμόν
makarios   anēr hos hypomenei peirasmon
Blessed is the man who he endures a trial