Re: Mark 16 (Oh, no, not again?)

From: Bruce Terry (
Date: Sun Sep 17 1995 - 15:55:25 EDT

On Fri, 15 Sep 1995, Carlton Winbery wrote:

>Bruce Terry wrote,
>>(I'm having trouble deciding whether hRHGNUMI in
>Mk. 2:22 and hRHSSW in Mk. 9:18 are the same or different words.<
>Bruce, I'm working off the top of my head here since I am at home. I think
>that James Brooks and I list these as variations of the same root - hRHG.
> One forms the present (stem of the first Princ. part) by adding NU and uses
>the MI endings in the present. The second one forms the present by adding a
>consonantal I which combines with the G to form the SS. Another words that
>do the same is KRAZW. Note that the perfect passive of that one is

Thanks to Carlton and Carl Conrad for responding to my question.

I see the morphological activity involved, although I don't claim to understand
it fully. It is clear to me that hRHGNUMI and hRHSSW are from the same root.
But are they two forms of the same word, or two words derived from the same
root? KRAZW seems to show this morphological activity in inflexional forms,
but this is apparently not the case with hRHG, since both hRHGNUMI and hRHSSW
have present tense forms. Thanks for any further help in seeing whether these
are derivationally separate words, or merely inflexionally different forms of
the same word.

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