Some Greek Fun

Bill W. Rodgers billfred at erols.com
Wed Jan 8 21:29:41 EST 2003


Richard:  The specific location is Crat. 409b.

Bill W. Rodgers

Bill W. Rodgers wrote:
> Richard:  You will find your word in Plato's Cratylus.
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> Bill Rodgers
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> Richard Ghilardi wrote:
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>> 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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