NS of ANDROS vs ANQRWPOS

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DanielBuck
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NS of ANDROS vs ANQRWPOS

Post by DanielBuck » July 30th, 2015, 10:36 am

Another newbie question. I'm reading a transcription of John 5:5 in 037 and I noticed the NS ANOS. I knew that this can be an abbreviation for ANQRWPOS, but then wondered, how do I know that it couldn't just as well stand for ANDROS? I see two possibilities:

1. ANQRWPOS and ANDROS are in different cases; the two words never share the same ending for the same case, so there should never be any confusion.
2. ANHR is never abbreviated in any case, so there should never be any confusion.

I suspect it's always #1 (or almost always; different case seems to be a common textual variant, due to attraction), but can anyone answer the question as to whether ANHR is ever abbreviated as an NS?
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Re: NS of ANDROS vs ANQRWPOS

Post by Eeli Kaikkonen » July 30th, 2015, 12:28 pm

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Re: NS of ANDROS vs ANQRWPOS

Post by Ken M. Penner » July 30th, 2015, 2:38 pm

DanielBuck wrote:2. ANHR is never abbreviated in any case, so there should never be any confusion.
I suspect it's always #1 (or almost always; different case seems to be a common textual variant, due to attraction), but can anyone answer the question as to whether ANHR is ever abbreviated as an NS?
Wikipedia is your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomina_sa ... mina_sacra
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Re: NS of ANDROS vs ANQRWPOS

Post by DanielBuck » July 30th, 2015, 4:48 pm

Eeli: No, I was looking at http://www.iohannes.com/XML/transcripti ... ml#K-B04K5
Ken: Thanks. Someone should add the other cases to make the table even more useful. Wikipedia is not usually a recommended source for such research, as those in the know often disdain to correct it. See http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blog ... =wikipedia
Thanks for the responses. I'm now emboldened to ask another question.
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