From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 23 2002 - 17:45:26 EST
At 5:40 PM -0500 2/23/02, Rbsads@aol.com wrote:
>AQFEWNTAI hAI hAMARTIAI AUTHS hAI POLLAI, hOTI HGAPHSEN POLU
Phi we normally transliterate with F.
>This verse is also an exercise for conjunctions, this time for hOTI.
>The conjunction seems to me best translated as rendering grounds, the
>evidence that her many sins have been forgiven. It may be possible that the
>verse can be understood as her sins being forgiven as a result of her loving
>My question though is about the tense/aspect of the pluperfect verb, AQEWNTAI
>how to understand the significance of the verb tense.
AFEWNTAI is NOT pluperfect but simply present perfect, and I would
understand this to have the sense of a stative (present fact consequent
upon completed action): "stand forgiven"
The pluperfect requires secondary endings, i.e. -NTO for 3d pl.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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