Re: Periphrastic Aorist

From: Carlton L. Winbery (
Date: Mon Oct 30 1995 - 09:05:55 EST

Carl Conrad wrote:
>Another not uncommon classical periphrastic form is EXW with aorist
>ptc. as a sort of periphrastic perfect: e.g. EXW FUGHSAS AUTON for "I have
>chased him off" = "now that I got him chased off, I keep him that way."
Its interesting to see that use of EXW in the classical and to observe that
modern Greek has come to use EXW the way we in English uses "have/has".

Carlton Winbery
Prof. Religion
LA College,
Pineville, La
fax 318 442 4996

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