From: Jason Hare (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 05:45:45 EST
> >This could also explain the second declension eta
> ending (it originated as
> >a feminine word). Interesting.
> I just want to be sure (pedantically!) there's not a
> misunderstanding here,
> as it appears from your linkage (META
> _ARSENOS_KOITHN_ GUNAIKOS) there may
> well be. In Lev 20:13 LXX ARSENOS is governed by the
> preposition META,
> while the genitive GUNAIKOS depends upon KOITHN;
> KOITHN GUNAIKOS is an
> adverbial accusative characterizing the predicate of
> the relative clause,
> KOIMHQHi META ARSENOS. One should NOT read ARSENOS
> KOITHN here as a single
> word or even as the origin of a single word. Rather
> ARSENOKOITHS is an
> agent noun--1st declension masculine--of the same
> type as POIHTHS, NAUTHS,
> DESPOTHS, etc. It is compounded of the two
> root-elements, of course,
> ARSENO- and KEI/KOI- (from KEIMAI, of which
> KOIMAOMAI is an extended form).
> So it is not really a "second declension eta
> ending"--and in fact, I'm not
> sure what a "second declension eta ending" refers
> to; so far as I know, ALL
> nouns of the second declension--masculine, feminine,
> and neuter without
> exception--are O-stems.
Pardon me for the "second declension eta" thing. I
was trying to sort through the whole "-THS" ending and
thought backwards, as I sometimes do. I meant a
masculine first declension (hence the eta root).
So, you are saying that it is ARSEN (man) KOITHS
(sleeper), man-sleeper? That is more clear.
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