[B-Greek] ERXOMAI = return
edgarfoster2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 1 22:17:21 EST 2008
I checked _A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect_ by
Richard John Cunliffe and he also notes that ERXOMAI
may bear the sense or mean "to return, to come back or
home." The references that he gives to support this
meaning are E 409; Q 12; K 337, 444, 510; X 504; F 57,
KTL. See the entry for ERXOMAI on p. 161 of Cunliffe.
The "X" used in one of the references is for the
capital Xi in the Greek alphabet. All references given
above are for the Iliad.
--- "Jeffrey B. Gibson" <jgibson000 at comcast.net>
> In his entry in BDAG on ERXOMAI Danker notes that
> besides having the
> meaning "come", it was also used "Hom.+" (from
> Homer forward)
> "w[ith] the specif[ic]. m[eani]ng 'come back,
> Also w. the specif. mng. come back, return
> (Hom.+; Bar 4:37; 1
> Esdr 5:8; Tob 2:3 BA) J 4:27; 9:7; Ro 9:9)
> Curiously, though, when I turn to LSJ, I find
> nothing there that
> indicates that Homer, let alone any post Homeric
> author, used ERXOMAI
> to signify the "specific" meaning" that Danker says
> it bore.
> Is Danker wrong in this matter? Or are there
> Homeric and post Homeric
> instances outside of the ones he actually cites of
> ERXOMAI meaning
> If so, what are they?
> Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
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