From: Steven Lo Vullo (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 22:09:07 EDT
on 10/19/01 8:43 PM, B. D. Colt at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> KAI OUK HQELEN EPI CRONON.
> I understand the words all right but I don't get the point to EPI CRONON.
> What does it mean in the sentence and why? If it is an idiom, do you know
> of similar examples?
EPI can be a marker of "the extent of time within a unit" (Louw and Nida).
Here, EPI CRONON ("for a time") adverbially limits HQELEN. So the meaning is
"he was unwilling for a while, but afterwards...".
Steven Lo Vullo
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