From: Jason Hare (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 23:37:30 EST
> << Whoever lies with a male in bed (ARSENOS KOITHN) as with a woman, both
> of them have committed an abomination >> (Lev 20:13a LXX).
> The Greek term ARSENOKOITAI would then appear to be a clear allusion to
> ARSENOS KOITHN and thus the context would make it clear that it refers to a
> male homosexual.
Good call! «KAI hOS AN KOIMHQHi META _ARSENOS_KOITHN_ GUNAIKOS...»
This could also explain the second declension eta ending (it originated as
a feminine word). Interesting.
So there is no other mention of ARRENOKOITHS in secular Greek? Why, then,
does it have this alternative spelling (with RR instead of RS)?
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