Re: Mark 14:3

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Mon Sep 09 1996 - 19:49:55 EDT

At 4:04 PM -0500 9/9/96, wrote:
>Quick question: What sort of genitive is kephalhs in Mark 14:3?

One might argue that it's a particular kind of partitive that I once
learned to call "genitive of the target"--or a genitive of the sphere
within which; but it's probably simpler to think of it as genitive with the
verb KATAXEW; in general verbs with prefix KATA- tend to be construed with
a genitive.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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