Re: Questions about AORIST PASSIVE (Robertson)

Jonathan Robie (
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 16:48:45 -0500

Robertson's big Grammar has a section called "the passive supplanting the
middle", which starts on page 333. He discusses the history and usage of
passives from Homer to modern Greek. On page 334, Robertson gives a list of
the 'so-called "deponent"' aorist passives:

APEKRIQHN (Mt 25:9 and often, as John, Luke chiefly having Attic APEKRINATO
also, Ac. 3:12), DIEKRIQHN (Ro 4:20), SUNUPEKRIQHN (Gal 2:13), APELOGHQHN
(Lk 21:14, but see 12:11), HGALLIAQHN (Jn 5:35), EGENHQHN (Mt 6:10), but
also GENOMHN often, as Ac 20:18); cf. GEGONA and GEGENHMAI, EDEHQHN (Lu
5:12); EGERQHN (Lu 24:34), HDUNASQHN (Mk 7:24, as New Ionic and LXX) and
HDUNHQHN (Mt 17:16), DIELECQHN (Mk 9:34), EQAUMASQHN (Rev 13:3, but passive
sense in 2 Th 1:10), EQAMBHQHN (Mk 1:27), ENQUMHQEIS (Mt 1:20), METEMELHQHN
(Mt 21:32), EFOBHQHN (Mt 21:46), EULABHQEIS (Heb 11:7), etc.

He refers to Thackaeray, p. 238 for LXX passives, and also gives a list of
future passives without certain passive sense.

Note the 'etc' at the end of the above list. This thread has already
mentioned some verbs used in this way which are not in the list, e.g. STREFW.


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