The conjugational pattern of ζῆν

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Stephen Hughes
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The conjugational pattern of ζῆν

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 15th, 2015, 11:16 pm

Are there other verbs that conjugate like ζῆν?

The only one I know of is ψῆν "to rub", "to wipe".
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Re: The conjugational pattern of ζῆν

Post by cwconrad » January 16th, 2015, 6:03 am

Stephen Hughes wrote:Are there other verbs that conjugate like ζῆν?

The only one I know of is ψῆν "to rub", "to wipe".
I believe that χρῆσθαι, "make use of", belongs in this select group of η-contract verbs
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οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

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