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by Danny King
September 25th, 2015, 3:41 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: μάχαιρα
Replies: 7
Views: 7193

μάχαιρα

Hello everyone. I'm confused with this word:
μάχαιρα, ης, ἡ

1) Why is the genitive -ης and not -ας when the second last letter is ρ?
2) Are there any other such exceptions (where the penultimate letter is ι, ε or ρ, yet the genitive and dative singular use η instead of α) in the NT?

Thank you.
by Danny King
September 16th, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 16.7 - "Natural Gender" and "Arbitrary Gender"?
Replies: 22
Views: 4829

Re: Romans 16.7 - "Natural Gender" and "Arbitrary Gender"?

Shirley, I like very much the division you made between "natural gender" and "grammatical gender". It would have helped me a lot when I was studying basic Greek. I was troubled by gender then. And I still am. :lol: Here are two words that puzzle me (all quotations are from Trenchard): "φυλακή, ῆς, ἡ...
by Danny King
September 14th, 2015, 12:31 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)

No, I think I like Louw & Nida better or at least I do now as I have completely absorbed the earlier info. And quoting all those Greek writers in Smyth is just plain intimidating! :lol: I did wonder in your very first reply why you identified ἄχρι and ἕως as adverbs. I think of them as conjunctions ...
by Danny King
September 12th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)

Took me some time to digest all the information you offered, Stirling. Since I have no hope of getting the Louw & Nida set myself, I have copied the details to the inside back cover of my UBS4. Thank you very much for taking the time to teach me. :D
by Danny King
September 10th, 2015, 3:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)

The print version is even more expensive than BDAG! :roll: Is there a free version available? I can find 67.119 and 67.139 on the internet but can't get further than a listing of the words and their meanings, as below. Word Gloss Section ἄχρις (ἄχρις οὗ) until 67.119 οὗ (ἄχρις οὗ) until 67.119 ἄχρις...
by Danny King
September 10th, 2015, 12:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)

Thank you, Stirling, but are those letters (a, b, d, q) behind the Greek words footnote markings?
by Danny King
September 9th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

ἄχρις οὗ (Romans 11:25)

Οὐ γὰρ θέλω ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν, ἀδελφοί, τὸ μυστήριον τοῦτο, ἵνα μὴ ἦτε παρ' ἑαυτοῖς φρόνιμοι, ὅτι πώρωσις ἀπὸ μέρους τῷ Ἰσραὴλ γέγονεν ἄχρις οὗ τὸ πλήρωμα τῶν ἐθνῶν εἰσέλθῃ (Romans 11:25) What is the significance of οὗ? I'm pretty sure it's not the adverb "where" but the genitive of the relative pronoun....
by Danny King
September 8th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: καθ' εἷς (Romans 12:5)
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: καθ' εἷς (Romans 12:5)

Never imagined I could pore over it for free! Thank you, Eeli.
by Danny King
September 8th, 2015, 11:43 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: καθ' εἷς (Romans 12:5)
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: καθ' εἷς (Romans 12:5)

Please consider this point too: ἐσμεν is a finite verb. Finite verbs in Greek explicate person and number . You translation suggests that in the first clause you have not grasped that. ἐσ- is like English "is" and -μεν specifies the person and number of the actor in the sentence (in the nominative ...
by Danny King
September 8th, 2015, 11:20 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: καθ' εἷς (Romans 12:5)
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: καθ' εἷς (Romans 12:5)

Wes, all I can say is WOW! :o That's really awesome information. Thank you very much. You have wrapped up the problem that has been troubling me for a couple weeks. I spend quite a lot of time reading commentaries and the commentators are always referring to Robertson and BDAG, both of which I do no...

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