[b-greek] Re: hEPTA + KIS?

From: Steven Lo Vullo (doulos@merr.com)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 21:00:46 EDT

on 10/18/01 7:37 PM, Mark Wilson at emory2oo2@hotmail.com wrote:

> Can someone tell me how hEPTAKIS is derived. Assuming
> the hEPTA part is "seven," where does KIS come from?

Not sure I have this right, but judging from the words that have this
ending, it seems to be an adverbial suffix meaning "times." In a search I
did, I came up with hEBDOMHKONTAKIS (seventy times), hEPTAKIS (seven times),
hOSAKIS (as many times as), PENTAKIS (five times), POLLAKIS (many times),
POSAKIS (how many times?).

Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI

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