[b-greek] A question on the meaning of ginwskw

From: Peter Osborne. (s351016@student.uq.edu.au)
Date: Mon Aug 07 2000 - 16:13:33 EDT

I have a question on the meaning of ginwskw. Most of you will no doubt be
aware that, although the lexicon meaning of this word is essentially "to
know", it is used as a euphemism for sex relations. I have heard it argued
that this implies that ginwskw refers to a more intimate form of knowledge
than the other Greek words for knowledge. For example "to know by
experience". I would be interested to hear comment on this.


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