Some Greek Fun

Bill W. Rodgers billfred at erols.com
Wed Jan 8 21:15:43 EST 2003


Richard:  You will find your word in Plato's Cratylus.

Bill W. Rodgers

Richard Ghilardi wrote:
> Dear Matthew,
> 
> On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 16:27:12 -0500 "Matthew R. Miller"
> <biblicalscribe at hotmail.com> writes:
> 
>>Just for fun, can you answer the following koine Greek questions for 
>>me?
>>
>>1. What is the longest Greek word you know? I suspect it will be a 
>>verb
>>form.
>>
>>2. What is the most number of contiguous vowels in a single Greek 
>>word
>>that you have encoutered? Which word?
>>
>>3. Which Greek word do you find hardest to try to pronounce?
>>
>>4. What is the most non-English syntax of any New Testament phrase 
>>that
>>you know? In other words, the most awkward in English?
>>
> 
> 
> I'll take a shot at #2 only.
> 
> SELAENONEOAIEIA = SELHNH i.e. the moon
> 
> That is: SELA-ENO-NEO-AIEI-A = "the light that is ever old and new"
> 
> That's 7 vowels in a row. Beat that one!
> 
> You won't find this word in any of the lexicons. I forgot where I saw it.
> 
> Yours in His grace,
> 
> Richard Ghilardi -- qodeshlayhvh at juno.com
> New Haven, CT USA
> 
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