Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

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David Ting
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Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

Post by David Ting » August 18th, 2011, 3:53 am

I am study imperfect tense now and come to know that to change the compound verb to imperfect tense, the arguments have to be added after the preposition. As such, I need to identify the parts that form the compound verb. In the lesson, I came to know ἀποθνησκω and ἀποκτεινω as part of the lexical study, and after some searching on the internet, found out that both of them are compound verb. Can I say that all words beginning with ἀπο compound words?
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Re: Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

Post by Stephen Carlson » August 18th, 2011, 8:16 am

David Ting wrote:Can I say that all words beginning with ἀπο compound words?
Most, but not all. For example, ἀπορέω ("I am perplexed") is not a compound word with ἀπό. Any time you see a word that apparently begins with a preposition, you should look it up to make sure.

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Re: Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

Post by David Ting » August 18th, 2011, 10:04 am

Thank you, Stephen. Is there any online dictionary or resource that we can use to check this?
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Re: Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

Post by Stephen Carlson » August 18th, 2011, 10:23 am

The Liddell-Scott-Jones lexicon of (mostly classical, but also NT) Greek is online at TLG here: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/.
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Re: Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

Post by David Ting » August 19th, 2011, 4:13 am

sccarlson wrote:The Liddell-Scott-Jones lexicon of (mostly classical, but also NT) Greek is online at TLG here: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/.
Thank you, Stephen.
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