[B-Greek] DEIKNUMI in the Imperative
George F Somsel
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Wed Jan 14 00:19:18 EST 2009
My initial reaction was that δείκνυθι [DEIKNUQI] appears to be a passive form. A search of NA27, LXX, Apostolic Fathers and Josephus uncovered a few -Q- forms which were universally passives (with no DEIKNUQI appearing). BDAG also confirms that -Q- forms are passive.
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From: Stephen Baldwin <stbaldwi at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [B-Greek] DEIKNUMI in the Imperative
Ladies and Gentlemen:
An easy parsing question to greet the New Year.
Again, I am striving for truth amid textbooks that say different things:
This is what I have:
DEIKNUMI 2S P-A-Imp
Mounce MBG (ss71.3): DEIKNU
Mounce BBG: (ss70): DEIKNUQI
Smyth (ss419): DEIKNU
So I think I'm questioning the accuracy of BBG.
Robertson [p327] informs that indeed non-thematic imperatives were often just the stem and thus "forms like hISTH, DEIKNU are pertinent". This is a big vote against DEIKNUQI, as also is Smyth.
He [Robertson] also says [as we know] that QI is used for non-thematic stems.
So what am I to do with BBG's DEIKNUQI as present active imperative? Is it a legitimate Koine form for 2S-P-A-Imp?
Any help appreciated!
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