[b-greek] Re: hEPTA + KIS?

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (maurice@utvinternet.ie)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 07:00:32 EDT

At 01:37 19/10/01, Mark Wilson wrote:

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

If you go to the Perseus site and open Smyth at s.347, you will see a table
of numerals, under the headings " cardinal", "ordinal", and "adverb" --
this third one will show you the use of -KIS.
Now go back to s.341 on the formation of adverbs.


Maurice A. O'Sullivan
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