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n. pl. a·pod·o·ses (-sēz′)
The main clause of a conditional sentence, as The game will be canceled in The game will be canceled if it rains.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from apodidonai, to give back : apo-, apo- + didonai, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Logic) logic grammar the consequent of a conditional statement, as the game will be cancelled in if it rains the game will be cancelled. Compare protasis
2. (Grammar) logic grammar the consequent of a conditional statement, as the game will be cancelled in if it rains the game will be cancelled. Compare protasis
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek: a returning or answering (clause), from apodidonai to give back]


(əˈpɒd ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the clause expressing the consequence in a conditional sentence, as then I will in If you go, then I will; conclusion. Compare protasis (def. 1).
[1630–40; < Late Latin < Greek: a returning, answering clause]


the clause that expresses the consequence in a conditional sentence. Cf. protasis.
See also: Grammar


[əˈpɒdəsɪs] Napódosis f
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She comments that (a) such examples "are interesting in that the relevance of their apodoses can only be explained through elements of meaning which are not expressed on the surface" (1988: 118), (b) "in such (very specific) cases the scope of even is not the sentence as a whole, but the surface protasis with its underlying continuation" (1988: 118), and (c) such sentences "cannot function in the same way if the order of their clauses is reversed -- apparently because their apodoses can only be considered relevant in relation to what comes in the scope of even" (1988: 119).
10) The parallel apodoses (see appendix) give hints that the reverse of KUB 4.
Chapter 3 discusses protases and apodoses in a general way, before giving a complete list of apodoses attested in the Alamdimmu series.