alpha privativum

From: Thomas J. Kraus (
Date: Mon Mar 15 1999 - 01:21:54 EST

Dear b-greekers,

does anyone remember any bibliographical data on the so-called *alpha
privativum* formation of words? Actually, I try to find out if there is
anything behind the many words built with alphas (in order to negate) in
2Peter displaying an authoręs capability to form words on his own (there
are alpha privativum words next to the positive ones; many of the alpha
words are hapax legomena in 2Peter and the NT, some even not in the
Any reference helps (any comment, too).

Thomas J. Kraus
Universitaet Regensburg
Kath.-theol. Fakultaet
Universitaetsstr. 31
D-93053 Regensburg

Tel. + 49 941 943 36 90
Fax. + 49 941 943 19 86

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