Re: hHGEOMAI - 'esteem' without attributive

From: Roe (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 09:52:49 EDT

Betraying my novitiate, I had written:

> >Did hHGEOMAI without an attributive word added ever ... have the
> > meaning "to esteem" ...

Carl responded:

> I don't think "esteem" as such is quite right for the sense--except in the
> sense of "deem" or "judge" and I don't think I'd call its modifying word an
> attributive so much as a predicate word; in this usage hHGEISQAI generally
> takes a direct object and a predicate accusative: "to deem X to be Y"--so
> here, Phil 2:3 "deeming each other (to be) better than yourselves."

I don't find any examples where hHGEOMAI is used without a predicate or
other modifying word, could mean "esteem" except *possibly* occurences


"Remember those who led you,..." or "...who are (or were) esteemed by

But without a predicate or other modifying word, it seems that this
would make no more sense than:

"Remember those who were thought by you..."

"Remember those who were deemed by you..."

Thanks again, and have a great weekend! (even those retired...! ;)



D. W. Roe
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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