Re: Re¬parse

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sun Jan 19 1997 - 17:35:47 EST

At 5:22 PM -0600 1/19/97, Isidoros wrote:
>And of course, Yes, HQETHSAN could have been a candidate, too, after
>HQWTHSAN, in place of the given HRWTHSAN, albeit not the likely one,
>though, for three reasons:
>(i) the H augment substituting for the A in the case, specifically,
>of the verb AQETW is a truly rare (and not a "fair," either, aesthetically,
>nor is it, in its usage, a very effective) one, such that
>it is to be expected to be met anyway rarely

I'm not sure what kind of Greek you're talking about, but when AQETEW
appears in the indicative aorist in the NT, it is augmented with H: Luke
7:30, 1 Tim 5:12. In classical Attic and still in the Koine of the NT,
alpha lengthens when augmented, and a long alpha became eta.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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