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Re: Where is the sigma in διδάσκειν from?

Posted: February 22nd, 2016, 7:14 am
by Stephen Hughes
cwconrad wrote:
Stephen Hughes wrote:Is the -sc- in Latin part of derivational morphology (as in Koine) or part of inflectional pattern (as Homer uses it)?
It's an iterative/durative/inchoative verbal formative. Compare Lat. no-sc-ere with Gr. γι(γ(νώ-σκ-ειν; Lat. cre-sc-ere "grow", Lat. albe-sc-ere "become white", etc.
Are there non-sc- forms of those verbs in use? Perhaps, cr-ere* "to foster growth"*, or alb-ere* "to whiten"*

Re: Where is the sigma in διδάσκειν from?

Posted: February 22nd, 2016, 7:37 am
by Stephen Carlson
Stephen Hughes wrote:
cwconrad wrote:
Stephen Hughes wrote:Is the -sc- in Latin part of derivational morphology (as in Koine) or part of inflectional pattern (as Homer uses it)?
It's an iterative/durative/inchoative verbal formative. Compare Lat. no-sc-ere with Gr. γι(γ(νώ-σκ-ειν; Lat. cre-sc-ere "grow", Lat. albe-sc-ere "become white", etc.
Are there non-sc- forms of those verbs in use? Perhaps, cr-ere* "to foster growth"*, or alb-ere* "to whiten"*
You can access the Lewis & Short dictionary here: http://archimedes.fas.harvard.edu/pollux/ (defaults to LSJ, but use the drop down menu box). Verbs are looked up in the first person, and there is a verb albeo, albere ("to be white").