Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Tue Oct 30 10:47:18 EST 2001

At 9:39 AM -0600 10/30/01, Ed Garcia wrote:
>In reading Luke 1:47 I ran across the word MEGALUNEI. I fairly well
>understand what the word means but what puzzles me is what words is it
>composed of? I can detect the word MEGA or MEGAL, but how should I
>understand the rest of the word? Is it a compound word, if so what is the
>second word? Is there some sort of vowel change going on involving the U?
>Just curious but if any one has any thoughts I would appreciate it. Thank

-UN-O/E is one class of the -N-O/E formative element for present-tense
stems. See Smyth #523e at

Carl W. Conrad
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