Re: Apphia as Slave-owner?

From: Edward Hobbs (
Date: Thu Feb 06 1997 - 16:45:54 EST

From: LUCY::EHOBBS "Edward Hobbs" 6-FEB-1997 16:34:26.73
To: IN%""
Subj: RE: Apphia as slave-owner?

Subj: RE: Apphia as slave-owner?

Perry asked:

exclusively masculine, or is there a feminine declension as well? >

The feminine is DESPOINA. There is a fairly rare form DESPOTIS also.

(Of course, the "masculine" plural does not mean "males only"; it is
simply the unmarked form--just as ADELFOI means "siblings" and PATRES
means "parents".)

Edward Hobbs

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