Conjugation of μεταβαίνω: (particularly) Μετάβηθι

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PhillipLebsack
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Conjugation of μεταβαίνω: (particularly) Μετάβηθι

Post by PhillipLebsack » March 17th, 2018, 4:49 am

I'm not concerned with the meaning of this word in the context of where it occurs. I think that it is very understandable once you realize its parsing. I'm concerned with how it is conjugated/inflected to become Μετάβηθι...

What in Μετάβηθι makes it Aor Act Imp 2nd Sing? When I first saw this I knew it was from μεταβαίνω... But I couldn't figure out how to parse it. It's a strange word.

Also, if there is a paradigm/conjugation for μεταβαίνω, or any other words that end in -βαίνω out there, I would appreciate you sharing.
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Re: Conjugation of μεταβαίνω: (particularly) Μετάβηθι

Post by MAubrey » March 17th, 2018, 4:25 pm

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.
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Re: Conjugation of μεταβαίνω: (particularly) Μετάβηθι

Post by Paul-Nitz » May 7th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Kalos Beautiful Greek Software is what I go to for things like this. Here you'll see the form βᾶθι... Either Kalos is wrong (as it is sometimes) or this is an older form of βῆθι.
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