Re: deute Matt 22:4

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sat Oct 02 1999 - 13:05:18 EDT

<x-rich>At 11:35 AM -0500 10/2/99, David A Bielby wrote:

>Just curious what the correct Morphological Tag for Deute in Matt.

>is. Would you mark it as deuro or deute?

AcCordance tags it thus:

<color><param>0000,7777,0000</param>DEUTE INTERJECTION come! come,

I might just say about this word that it's rather like IDOU, which was
originally a 2nd sg. aorist imperative meaning something like, "have a
look see!" but which really is an interjection exactly like French
"voici" or "voilą". DEURO seems to serve to start as an interjection
with the sense of "over here!" but to be felt as an imperative and
therefore to take a plural imperative ending when addressed to more
than one person.

Carl W. Conrad

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