[B-Greek] POLIAS kai KNHMAS
bucksburg at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 15 13:21:37 EDT 2009
I have a long ways to go in learning Greek--I'm still trying to get to the point where I can look up any word I don't know. I have all the books I thought I'd need (BAG, EGC, AGL), but I keep running across words in the LXX that don't seem to be listed (AGL has all the words from the TR already fully declined and cross-referenced).
I'm studying HSAIAS 47:2 in the Brenton/Bagster LXX and came across a couple of words I can't find anywhere. The interlinear goes as follows:
APOKOLUYAI TO KATAKALUMMA SOU, ANAKALUYAI TAS POLIAS, ANASURE TAS KNHMAS
remove thy veil, uncover thy white hairs, make bare the leg
1.Since the Hebrew has 'lift the skirt', I question the translation of 'white hairs' for POLIAS (anyway, it should be 'the', not 'thy', right?). Might this be a misprint or scribal error for PODIAS?
2. KNHMAS neems to be cognate to 'knee', but there seems to be no word in Gk other than GONU. The KN- combination doesn't even appear to be typical of the Greek sound system. Another typo, or is the lemma so different I have to practically know Greek just to be able to find it?
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