[b-greek] Re: John 5:12 "ARON KAI PERIPATEI"

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 13:46:23 EST

At 12:58 PM -0500 2/23/01, Justin Richmond wrote:
>I'm new and don't quite have all the basics of Koine Greek covered so
>everyone probably knows the answer to my question. I've been going through
>John translating what I can, looking to Zerwick for I can't, and I'm
>stumped on ch. 5 v. 12 where it says, "TIS ESTIN hO ANQROPOS hO EIPWN SOI,
>ARON KAI PERIPETAI". Forget the rest of the verse, it's the ARON I can't
>figure out. Please help,

ARON is the aorist 2 sg. imperative from the verb AIRW ("lift," "pick up,"
"carry off"); it's one of those "liquid/nasal" verbs that cause a lot of
difficulty for beginners because they drop the characteristic -S- marker of
the first aorist for phonetic reasons.


Carl W. Conrad
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