[b-greek] Re: Didache

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (mauros@iol.ie)
Date: Mon Nov 05 2001 - 11:43:05 EST

At 12:27 05/11/01, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

>Maurice, I think that you meant for middle-passive of thematic verbs in
>present and aorist (i.e. second aorist), NOT active.

Thank you for the charitable assumption -- but yes it was a "finger-failure"

> >-AI is the regular aorist middle imperative ending-- for 1st aorists ( here
> >we are getting into tricky territory, so I'll leave you to explore the
> >minefield that is 1st aorists and 2nd. aorists <g> ).
> >Suffice to say that the 1st. aorist of DUNAMAI is EDUNHSAMHN, making the
> >imperative DUNHSAI
>(a) One might think that DUNAMAI should form an aorist EDUNHSAMHN, but it

Well, here I was relying on LSJ, citing the Iliad 14.33 for EDUNHSAMHN
and another example without the augment.

>(b) I for one cannot quite imagine what an imperative of DUNAMAI would

I quite agree --but (almost lost ) among the trees of grammatical forms, I
couldn't see the wood <g>


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