From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 18 1999 - 08:38:08 EDT
At 8:26 AM -0400 5/18/99, Moon-Ryul Jung wrote:
>On 05/17/99, ""George Blaisdell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>" wrote:
>> >From: "Jay Adkins"
>> >Please help this little Greek understand the syntax of Mark 8:4,
>> >particularly the terms hOTI, TOUTOUS, & ARTWN.
>> >It reads,
>> KAI APEKRIQHSAN AUTW hOI MAQHTAI AUTOU
>> hOTI POQEN TOUTOUS DUNHSETAI
>> WDE CORTASAI APTWN EP'ERHMIAS;
>> Jay ~
>> I construe hOTI with APEKRIQHSAN ~ [they] replied that...
Yes, in this instance functioning to introduce a DIRECT quotation rather
than an indirect one.
>> TOUTOUS as the object of CORTASAI ~ To satisfy these...
>> ARTWN modifying CORTASAI ~ To satisfy breadwise... [of breads]
>Isn't ARTWN the "object" of the verb CORTASA in the genitive case?
>Or isn't ARTWN the ablative case so that CORTASAI ARTWN means
>"feed (people) from breads"?
I'd call it a partitive genitive: "feed them with loaves"-- but the usage
of genitive with verbs may go back to the time of merger of ablative,
partitive, and pertinentive.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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