Re: Periphrastic Aorist

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Nov 02 1995 - 11:19:21 EST

At 7:28 PM 11/1/95, Edgar M. Krentz wrote:
>>Edgar M. Krentz wrote:
>I'm sure glad I put that smiley face at the end of my posting. If I knew
>how to put a red face in, I would do it now. That pesky verb RXW! Since
>reading Dale Wheeler's posting, I have been trying to figure out the
>etymology for this very rare verb. Beyond those suggesed by Dale there may
>be other possibilities! Could ite be an apocopated ARXW? Did I mean to
>write the Hebrew triconsonantal stem RXM and mistype it? It could be I was
>trying to avoid vengeance. I am not a devotee of ROCK music, so it didn't
>come from there. The implications are clearly manifold; good thing Dale put
>that term in the plural, nicht?

An alternative reading suggests itself for the mysterious verb RXW: perhaps
it wasn't a Chi but a Kappa, and maybe its just ARKEI: "It is enough!"--as
in basta basta abbastanza!

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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