[B-Greek] 1st John 2:22
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Tue Nov 1 15:54:51 EST 2005
On Nov 1, 2005, at 11:58 AM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> OK, I'll yield on this but it would appear that the doubling of the
> negation here is not of the same kind as the doubling in, say, that
> in John 15:5 CWRIS EMOU OU DUNASQE POIEIN OUDEN ...
I would agree that this is not a "surface structure" syntactical
double negative since the first negation is tied up with the lexical
semantics of the verb. ATR page 1164 "There is one instance of OU in
indirect discourse where it is pleonastic according to the classic
idiom ... 1st John 2:22." However BDF #429 finds this idiom classical
supported by K-G (? some german work).
"... negatives which appear commonly in subordinate constructions
following upon a verb of negative meaning ..." (67.12.2 Attic Greek
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