PUR

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Aug 23 09:23:14 EDT 2000


At 2:11 PM +0200 8/23/00, Wieland Willker wrote:
>Just out of curiosity:
>What are the plural forms of PUR?
TA\ PURA/, TW=N PURW=N, TOI=S PURSI/(N), TA\ PURA/
>What is the difference between PUR and PURA/PURH? Is PUR always singular and
>PURA always plural: TA PURA?
PUR is "fire" "Feuer", but in the plural it can mean "fire signal"; PURA/H
is "funeral pyre"
>What is the dative plural? PURSIN? PURASIN? PURAIS?

PURSIN

>Perseus gives for PURA:
>PURAI	nom/voc pl
>PURAN gen pl or acc sg
>PURAS acc pl  or gen sg
>PURWN gen pl
>PURHN acc sg
>PURHS gen sg

Yes--and rightly so--but this is the noun hH PURA, not the noun TO PUR.

>PURAS appears once in the LXX at Judith 7:5
>KAI ANALABONTES EKASTOS TA SKEUH TA POLEMIKA AUTWN KAI ANAKAUSANTES
>**PURAS** EPI TOUS PURGOUS AUTWN EMENON FULASSONTES OLHN THN NUKTA EKEINHN

ANAKAUSANTES PURAS: "after igniting funeral pyres"

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