EXERA(S)MA 2Peter 2:22
tichy at cmtfnw.upol.cz
Fri Jan 4 10:58:34 EST 2002
On 2 Jan 02 at 20:15, Thomas J. Kraus wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> there is a minor textcritical issue related to 2Peter 2:22 where most and
> the best of the witnesses read
> TO IDION EXERAMA
> However, there is quite a number of minuscules together with Codex Bezae who
> TON IDION EXERASMA
> [A third alternative is TON IDION EMETON in some minuscules and presented by
> some fathers, which is no problem to be explained].
> Well, the form EXERASMA has made me ponder for a while: where does it
> originate from? All my tools did not have a satisfying answer. Definitely,
> EXERAMA derived from EX+ERAW, is very rare (Disc. de venen. 19).
> Furthermore, there is EXERASIS, -EWS (vomiting; Eust. 1856.5) which might
> help to find out more about EXERASMA. But no matter how I try I cannot bring
> EXERASMA in a clear etymological or morpholical line to explain its
> Of course, there is the same root to count on. Maybe, the scribes made a
> mistake (I doubt that because of the features of the several witnesses) or
> they mixed up paradigmata of word formation from EX+ERAW to EXERASMA then.
> But how?
> I welcome any comment on that. Up to now I have not found any other usage of
> EXERASMA in literal texts, inscriptions, or documentary papyri.
> Thomas J. Kraus (in need of help)
EXERAMA is formed regularly from the verb EXERAW. EXERASMA, which I
could not find in any dictionary, would be derived from the verb
*EXERAZW or *EXERASSW.
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