Re: Defective Verbs

From: Ben Crick (
Date: Fri Nov 20 1998 - 21:49:33 EST

On Fri 20 Nov 98 (10:28:44), wrote:
> Vines says correctly, "OPTOMAI is to be found in dictionaries under the
> word HORAO, to see; it supplies some forms that are lacking in that
> verb."
> Is there a proven verb from which OPTOMAI comes? Or does it come from


 I think you'll find it is not OPTOMAI, but OYOMAI (Y=Psi), for the Future
 of hORAW in BAGD, p 581. OYOMAI is listed separately on p 606:
        "OYOMAI s. hORA"


 Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
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