From: Stephen C. Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 22:31:29 EST
<x-charset iso-8859-1>At 07:49 AM 3/7/00 -0600, Steven Craig Miller wrote:
>SCC: << "Male-bedder," as in one who beds males, would be more like it. >>
>Here is my question, which I've wondered about. Is it theoretically
>possible that the form (or the ending of) ARSENOKOITAI could be feminine?
>If so, could you cite some similar examples?
My Greek's not good enough to opine on what is "theoretically possible"
without an attested example, but Smyth ß 839 a. states that the suffix
TA: (nom. -THS) is masculine. If there was a feminine form, I guess it
would be something like ARSENOKOITRIA. Compare POIHTHS with POIHTRIA
and MAQHTHS with MAQHTRIS or MAQHTRIA.
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