From: Ben Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Nov 06 1999 - 12:20:48 EST
On Fri 5 Nov 1999 (08:43:15), email@example.com wrote:
> What is the meaning of APOLWNTAI in this sentence? Do you have any
> etymological information or syntax comments on OU MH APOLWNTAI which
> may impact this verse? Any help here would be appreciated.
You will find that OU MH + Aorist Subjunctive is a strong prohibition
or emphatic denial. Two negatives reinforce each other, not cancel each
other out as in English. Compare French "Ne... pas", "Ne jamais", etc.;
or Russian "Nichyevo nye..." etc.
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <firstname.lastname@example.org> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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