From: Gregory Bloomquist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 15 1997 - 13:46:45 EDT
A quick (perhaps foolish?) query: words whose gender is unexpected? For
example, most -os endings are masculine. Why the exception? Smyth writes
about H NHSOS and H LIQOS that they are so influenced by others: H GH and
H PETRA, respectively. But, this seems facile. When is a word influenced
and another not?
What about ODOS? Smyth writes that words for way are feminine, and cites
ODOS and KELEUQOS. Why?
Any thoughts or pointers?
Theology, Saint Paul University / University of Ottawa
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