[B-Greek] -SK- verb suffix
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Thu Sep 15 14:05:48 EDT 2005
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 10:26:52 -0700 Elizabeth Kline
<kline-dekooning at earthlink.net> writes:
> Does the -SK- verb suffix have a predictable semantic function in
> Is the semantic function less predictable than in Homer?
> a few samples:
> hEURISKW, APOQNHiSKEIN, EPIPRASKON, ARESKW, DIDASKEI, MIMNHiSKESQE,
> Having read A.T. Robertson, J. Moulton and BDF it would be nice to
> hear some fresh views on this topic.
> Elizabeth Kline
Henry Weir Smyth in his _Greek_Grammar_, pp. 168-69 (§§ 526-28) lists
this as the "Fifth or Inceptive Class." Under § 526a he states,
"This class is called <I>inceptive</i> (or <I>inchoative</i>) because
some of the verbs belonging to it have the sense of <I>beginning</i> or
<I>becoming</i> (cp. Lat. <I>-sco</i>; as GHRASKW <I>grow old</i>."
I would assume that this continues in Koine as well.
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