Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Aug 23 12:10:56 EDT 2000

At 5:57 PM +0200 8/23/00, Wieland Willker wrote:
>Thanks to all for the info!
>So, it appears that some say (Perseus) TO PUR is singular only and TA PURA
>is a different word and appears in the plural only. Does this make sense?
>As a third form we have hH PURA with the normal 1st declension (plural and

Perhaps we're using the language differently. I would say that PUR is a
neuter noun most commonly used in the singular but that there is a
specialized sense of it in the plural TA PURA. On the other hand, hH PURA
is a different word and has a different meaning altogether, although
derivative from the same root as the neuter PUR.


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