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by MAubrey
May 8th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: definite article
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: definite article

Jonathan Robie wrote:
May 8th, 2018, 11:13 am
The article is never indefinite. We don't call it a 'definite article' simply because there is no indefinite article
Well...you don't...

:D
by MAubrey
April 28th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Contract Verbs
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Contract Verbs

There are books that deal with the history of the Greek verb generally. Curtius' very old volume the Greek Verb is still worth reading, but some of his discussion is out of date. https://amzn.to/2r2Flim Most recently is Willi's new book (2018): The Origin of the Greek Verb: https://amzn.to/2HAmMx9 V...
by MAubrey
April 17th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Where does ἀγάπη come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Where does ἀγάπη come from?

Moulton & Milligan have your answer there. It's a back formation from the verb ἀγαπάω. At the point of the LXX it was a recent coinage--if you look at LSJ, you'll see the LXX is the first entry. LSJ orders citations by date, so you know that everything that comes after the first citation is equal in...
by MAubrey
April 13th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ἡγιασμένος (Perfect participle of holy/sanctified/ἁγιάζω)
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: ἡγιασμένος (Perfect participle of holy/sanctified/ἁγιάζω)

Middle-passive perfect participles are just bare states 99% of the time without reference to a past event or ongoing results--hence the ease with which they lend themselves to simply adjectival semantics.

Barry is correct.
by MAubrey
April 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Pronunciation

Yep! David Crystal is awesome.
by MAubrey
April 11th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: ἀποστασία
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: ἀποστασία

Stirling has got you covered, but for additional reference, this is from the LSJ abbreviations section: Olympiodorus Philosophus [Olymp.] vi A.D. in Alc. = in Platonis Alcibiadem commentarii, ed. F. Creuzer, Frankfurt 1820–25. in Cat. = in Categorias commentarium, ed. A. Busse (Comm.in Arist.Graeca ...
by MAubrey
March 29th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1995 Filologia Neotestamentaria Articles
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: 1995 Filologia Neotestamentaria Articles

Sadly, the older issues/volumes were never available on the website. That's always been a gap.
by MAubrey
March 17th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: The antecedent of this personal pronoun in John 7:17?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: The antecedent of this personal pronoun in John 7:17?

Texts are based on the building up of shared information between participants. As they progress, they rely heavily that information. It's easiest when a speaker chooses one thing at a time for a text to be "about" in order to make sure that the audience is able tract the flow. Pronouns are a meaning...
by MAubrey
March 17th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Conjugation of μεταβαίνω: (particularly) Μετάβηθι
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Conjugation of μεταβαίνω: (particularly) Μετάβηθι

βαίνω and its derivatives are so-called "2nd aorists". They're part of an older group of verbs whose morphology distinguishes aspect on the basis of stem changes rather than inflectional morphology.
by MAubrey
February 25th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a prepositional phrase be adverbial?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Can a prepositional phrase be adverbial?

The vast majority of preposition phrases modify verbs, yes.