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by Danny King
October 2nd, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 15:22-23
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Romans 15:22-23

Thank you, Carl, for the definitive answers. I especially like the way BDAG treats ἀπό. It gives me a way to "preserve" my understanding of the word and apply it to ἀπὸ πολλῶν ἐτῶν. Guess, sooner or later, I'll just have to buy this overpriced book. Just have to figure which bank to rob first. :twis...
by Danny King
October 1st, 2015, 12:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 15:22-23
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Romans 15:22-23

Διὸ καὶ ἐνεκοπτόμην τὰ πολλὰ τοῦ ἐλθεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς· νυνὶ δὲ μηκέτι τόπον ἔχων ἐν τοῖς κλίμασι τούτοις, ἐπιποθίαν δὲ ἔχων τοῦ ἐλθεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ πολλῶν ἐτῶν , Here's my crude translation: Therefore I was also being prevented many times to come to you; but now no longer having a place in these region...
by Danny King
September 29th, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ζάω and the rules of contraction
Replies: 18
Views: 12206

Re: ζάω and the rules of contraction

Homer uses ζώω; I believe Omega (with the exception of some instances of Omicron) is the only vowel that shows up in uncontracted forms of ζῶ. Yet Contract verbs in -ηω. Of the contract verbs with long final vowel in classical Greek, e.g. ζήω, live, only two have resisted complete assimilation to v...
by Danny King
September 29th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ζάω and the rules of contraction
Replies: 18
Views: 12206

Re: ζάω and the rules of contraction

A classic rule-breaker are the various words formed on -χε (χεῖν 'pour'). Aorists are typically -έχεεν while imperfect seems to tend toward –έχει. More important to is ask why the aorist *-έχεσε is not used? The answer to this question will be found ἐν τῷ ἀφεδρῶνι. So these verbs need to be learned...
by Danny King
September 29th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ζάω and the rules of contraction
Replies: 18
Views: 12206

Re: ζάω and the rules of contraction

*ζάω is a fake form devised by grammarians long ago and should be abandoned. ζῆν is not a true -αω contract verb, so the usual rules for this group of verbs don't apply to it. It's yet another verb you'll have to specially memorize. But why would grammarians create a fake form? Just so they have a ...
by Danny King
September 29th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ζάω and the rules of contraction
Replies: 18
Views: 12206

Re: ζάω and the rules of contraction

cwconrad wrote: I'd say that you should assume the root is ζη- and that the contractions of η with the other vowels of the whole ο/ε set of personal endings are the same as those for α + ο/ε personal endings. χρῆσθαι is comparable.
Yes, ζη does indeed work. Thank you.
by Danny King
September 28th, 2015, 11:41 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ζάω and the rules of contraction
Replies: 18
Views: 12206

ζάω and the rules of contraction

Why does ζάω frequently break the rules of contraction? For example, ζῇ (pres act ind 3s) and ζῆν (pres act inf). Is there a logical explanation for these exemptions from the rules or is it just an oddity to be accepted and memorized? Also, are there any other contract verbs used in the New Testamen...
by Danny King
September 26th, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: μάχαιρα
Replies: 7
Views: 7210

Re: μάχαιρα

When we were looking at female names in class, I was a bit confused by names like Ἰωάν(ν)α.This seems to be a productive ending for other female names also Ἰωάν(ν)α, ας, ἡ (on the spelling s. B-D-F §40; 53, 3) Joanna Lk 8:3; 24:10. Μάρθα, ας, ἡ (מָרְתָּא ‘mistress’; s. B-D-F §53, 3. Plut., Mar. 414...
by Danny King
September 26th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: μάχαιρα
Replies: 7
Views: 7210

Re: μάχαιρα

Stephen Carlson wrote: No, IV 11, V 5, and V 9 cite papyri collected and published in Grundzüge und Chrestomathie der Papyruskunde by Wilcken, Ulrich, 1862-1944; and Mitteis, Ludwig, 1859-1921.
Thank you, Stephen.
by Danny King
September 25th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: μάχαιρα
Replies: 7
Views: 7210

Re: μάχαιρα

Excellent answer, cwconrad, thank you very much. It's good to know that this "weird" form is a Koine deviation from the Attic. Unfortunately, most of the examples are words that are not in my vocabulary. :lol: I'm curious about the exception, σπείρᾳ. Is this a variant reading for Acts 10:1 and are I...

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