[B-Greek] FAINW in the subjunctive
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 23 23:03:01 EST 2008
Smyth is correct. Note the form in Homer 2.317-318
κατὰ τέκνα φάγε στρουθοῖο καὶ αὐτήν,
ἀρίζηλον θῆκεν θεὸς ὅς περ ἔφηνε·
AUTAR EPEI KATA TEKNA FAGE STROUQOIO KAI AUTHN,
TON MEN ARIZHLON QHKEN QEOS hOS PER EFHNE
… search for truth, hear truth,
learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
defend the truth till death.
- Jan Hus
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From: Stephen Baldwin <stbaldwi at hotmail.com>
To: B- Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:19:29 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] FAINW in the subjunctive
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Just when you thought it was safe...
I was wondering whether someone might be able to assist with a trivial
Matt6:5 the hypocrites stand where they do so they might be seen by
men. The word is FANWSIN preceded by hOPWS. Obviously a 3P-Subj.
And I got to wonder ['cos I wonder about such oddities] -- Is the only
difference between 3P-A-A-Subj and 3P-A-P-Subj the accent?
I note that the [liquid] aorist active stem is EFANA and the aorist
passive stem is EFANH[N] [Mounce MBG] meaning that in the subjunctive they
would use the same stem. Smythe curiously lists the A-A-Ind as EFHNA
[ss402, the only reference I could find to this form] and so his
3P-A-A-Subj is FHNWSI and 3P-A-P-Subj is FANWSI so they are obviously
Carson [Greek Accents] notes that W verbs in the subjunctive exhibit
recessive accenting except for aorist passive [VR13].
I have searched in vain for a definitive answer to this. So, is the
3P-A-A-Subj different from the 3P-A-P-Subj only in that the former has an
acute on the A and the latter has a circumflex on the W?
Trust this makes sense and I have not missed anything obvious...
stbaldwi at hotmail.com
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