[b-greek] Words Classified By Roots

From: Roger Birch (rsb1@primus.com.au)
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 04:14:47 EDT

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Recently, I have been doing some reading on
classification of words acording to their roots with a view to helping build my
overall Greek vocabulary. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>However, a friend, who has&nbsp;a very different
theological position to my own, recently gave me some of his Greek material
regarding the root of the word QEOS, claiming its root is QE (from which TIQHMI
comes) and hence has an underlying meaning of 'Placer'.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I have looked through Metzger's Lexical Aids for
Students of NT Greek&nbsp;in which QEOS is not included under the root of
QE,&nbsp;and also a number of other books such as those by Van Voorst and
Trenchard where the cognates for QEOS and TIQHMI are kept separate. I also note
that in Mounce's Morphology of Biblical Greek (p.41), he&nbsp;quotes the root of
QEOS as being QESO from which the intervocalic sigma has dropped out but the
resulting EO have not contracted. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Does anyone have a definitive source for studies
into the roots of words? I am particularly interested in the root for QEOS and
would like to know, for example, if Mounce's claim be supported from
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>As a more general comment, the English word 'dog'
doesn't come from a root of 'do', so just how far&nbsp;</FONT><FONT face=Arial
size=2>can we take root studies, and how certain can we be about
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Any comments would be useful.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Roger Birch</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Brisbane,


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