αγίες

GreekEdit

NounEdit

αγίες (agíesf

  1. Misconstruction of άγιες (ágies): Nominative, accusative and vocative plural form of αγία (agía).

Usage notesEdit

  • The feminine plural αγίες is a frequently used form, since the 17th century[1], probably under the influence of the ancient accusative plural τὰς ἁγίας. (The nominative is αἱ ἃγιαι). It has been used in numerous books, mainly religious, and is continuously being used until today, the 21st century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ e.g. at lemma Kriaras, Emmanuel (vol.1 1969-), “θυμίασμα”, in Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100–1669) Vols. I–XIV] (in Greek), Online edition
    (at a book by Michael Soummakis, published in 1658)