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by David McClister
October 13th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: long alpha in dia?
Replies: 3
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long alpha in dia?

Friends, I was asked why compound verbs with dia augment with eta , but compound verbs with para augment with epsilon . For example, parakaleo becomes the imperfect parekaloun with the epsilon augment, but diakoneo becomes the imperfect diekaloun (with an eta augment). My suspicion is that the alpha...
by David McClister
October 27th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: hUPARCHO and EIMI
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: hUPARCHO and EIMI

Thanks Carl. I had indeed looked at those definitions, and the discussion in LSJ was helpful as well. There seems to have been a sense of "already in existence" as well as the idea of possession (as the phrase TA hUPARCHONTA attests). When I am reading Greek I try to get a sense of why an author cho...
by David McClister
October 26th, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: hUPARCHO and EIMI
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

hUPARCHO and EIMI

Does anyone know of resources which discuss the semantic differences between hUPARCHO and EIMI? In particular, any studies which might shed light on why an ancient author (especially in the NT era) would use one instead of the other? I am aware that the evidence suggests significant semantic overlap...

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