A question on the meaning of ginwskw

Peter Osborne. s351016 at student.uq.edu.au
Mon Aug 7 16:13:33 EDT 2000


Hi,
I have a question on the meaning of ginwskw.  Most of you will no doubt be
aware that, although the lexicon meaning of this word is essentially "to
know", it is used as a euphemism for sex relations.  I have heard it argued
that this implies that ginwskw refers to a more intimate form of knowledge
than the other Greek words for knowledge.  For example "to know by
experience".  I would be interested to hear comment on this.

thanks
Peter.




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