Etymology of QEOS

Jon Robertson jmrober at
Thu Oct 15 05:16:05 EDT 1998

Hi list!
Just a quick (somewhat off-topic) question.  I have been reading 
Stephen Charnock's Existence and Attributes of God and there he 
asserts (in discourse VIII, "On God's Knowledge") that QEOS is 
derived from QEISQAI, "to see" or "to contemplate".  Also, he says 
that DAIMWN comes from DAIW and relates that to the latin SCIO.  I 
don't think I've ever heard this, what do "los eruditos" of the list 
think on this?  Charnock's erudition was at times astonishing, but I 
would like to know if he's off the track here.  Unless you believe 
this impinges on the meaning of some text of NT, it would probably be 
an "off-list" sorta thang.

Jon Robertson
jmrober at

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