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λέγω: the stem ρρέ and ῥηθὲν

Posted: September 3rd, 2017, 7:00 pm
by pvargas
Hello, my dear friends. I have a doubt.

I found the 6th principal part (aorist passive indicative) of λέγω is ἐρρέθην/ἐρρήθην (billmounce.com); so, the stem is ρρέ/ρρή.

So, my question is this: what's happening with the double consonant ρρ in ῥηθὲν (with rough breathing, from Matt. 1:22 NA28, participle neuter).

Best regards!

Paul.

Re: λέγω: the stem ρρέ and ῥηθὲν

Posted: September 4th, 2017, 6:37 pm
by Robert Crowe
An initial ρ is always aspirated. The doubling is in consequence of the augmentation.

Re: λέγω: the stem ρρέ and ῥηθὲν

Posted: September 5th, 2017, 1:21 pm
by Stephen Hughes
cf. ῥήγνυμι.