The dissertation deals with the comparative classification of Ge’ez
verbs in the traditional schools of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The
traditional schools selected are Wašära, Wadla and Gong, in which
traditional disciplines are taught to church students. Among these the
classification of Ge’ez verbs in the subject of Q?ne takes the first place.
The classification of Ge’ez verbs differs in the way scholars of the
individual schools categorize verbs into main verb types and sub type
verbs and in their defining of both main and sub types. In addition this
dissertation considers classifications by foreign and modern scholars of
Semitic linguistics and philology. Data of the study were collected using
interviews and valuable documents from archives or manuscripts from
the church monasteries.