Double accusative: object + cognate object

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τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς τοὺς αὑτοῦ ἐπαίδευσεν τὴν παιδείαν ταύτην

He taught his own brothers this lesson.


Many intransitive verbs take both an inanimate cognate object and a true object, which is usually animate.

Syntactic behaviour

When the construction is passivised the cognate object stays in the accusative.

Example Sentences: 


πολλὰ ἀγαθὰ ῡ̒μᾶς ἐποίησεν

Hij deed jullie veel goeds.



Μιλτιάδης ὁ τὴν ἐν Μαραθῶνι μάχην τοὺς βαρβάρους νῑκήσᾱς

toen Miltiades de barbaren had overwonnen in de Marathon-slag



ἃ πάσχοντες ὑφ᾽ ἑτέρων ὀργίζεσθε, ταῦτα τοὺς ἄλλους μὴ ποιεῖτε

Doe anderen niet aan wat jullie kwaad maakt als jullie het ondergaan door anderen.



ἡ μὲν πόλις τὸ ἴσον ἀδίκημα ἀδικεῖται

The city is being wronged in the same way



νενέμηνται γὰρ κατὰ φυλὰς δέκα μέρη οἱ δικασταί.

The jurymen of each tribe are divided into ten sections.



δώδεκα μὲν γὰρ δὴ μέρη τὰ πάντα ἐκ τῆς χώρας γιγνόμενα νέμειν χρεὼν πάντας.

Everyone must divide the whole produce into twelve parts.