[b-greek] Re: APIEI

From: Bart Ehrman (behrman@email.unc.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2001 - 19:13:23 EST

   Sounds good to me!

-- Bart Ehrman

On Sun, 11 Nov 2001, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> At 5:25 PM -0500 11/11/01, Bart Ehrman wrote:
> > The Protevangelium Jacobi is fond of using the term APIEI (e.g., KAI
> >APIEI DROMAIOS PROS TON hIEREA KAI EIPEN AUTWi). I've always assumed this
> >was from APEIMI (eimi - ibo), but now I can't seem to locate the
> >form. Anyone know what it is? (the scribes, of course, change it all
> >over the map, to APHEI, APHLQON, etc.)
> This is a guess, but I hope a not unintelligent one: looks to me like the
> writer was creating an imperfect 3d sg. of EIMI (ibo) by using the I- stems
> that shows up in the participle I-WN/I-ONTOS and infinitive I-ENAI. Of
> course a schoolteacher wouldn't have liked it, but this thing happens, and
> if the scribes have changed it as you say, it's probably because they
> guessed what was meant, knowing well that the form was not the proper form
> of the 3d sg. impf.
> --
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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