AUTOS/AUTOU

Steven Lo Vullo doulos at merr.com
Sat Jan 19 01:03:22 EST 2002


On Friday, January 18, 2002, at 06:43  PM, Vincent M. Setterholm wrote:

> I don't have Young's so I can't see exactly what you are looking at, 
> but I
> can give you a partial answer:
>
> AUTOU is the genitive form of AUTOS, that is, they are the same word.  
> AUTOS
> is the form the word takes in the lexicon, since this is the nominative 
> form
> (the form most commonly used to signal that the noun is the subject),
> whereas AUTOU is the genitive form.  Prepositions (like EPI) do not
> typically (never?) take words in the Nominative as their object.

Vincent:

I know of only one example in the NT where the object of a preposition 
is in the nominative case. It is Rev 1.4, where APO governs hO WN, hO 
HN, and hO ERCOMENOS. There are various explanations of this, but 
whatever the explanation, this is certainly anomalous.
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Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI




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