[B-Greek] AIWNION versus AIWNIAN for feminine
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Jun 6 13:33:05 EDT 2006
On Jun 6, 2006, at 8:23 AM, James Tauber wrote:
> Thanks Carl, for reminding me that the broader issue is 3-termination
> versus 2-termination rather than merely the specific accusative
> singular form.
> To give people a broader context, Ulrik Petersen and I and currently
> working on all the instances in our respective morphological
> databases where a word has more than one reflex for a particular set
> of morphological features. e.g. when does a word have two different
> forms for the accusative singular feminine.
As I intended to reiterate (yet once more again!) with reference to
AGALLIAOMAI: we really need to be aware that NT Koine is a language
in flux, meaning that earlier and later forms of morphology and
syntactic usage are in use simultaneously, and that even a single
author may sometimes employ an earlier, sometimes a later form or usage.
> Obviously 1st/2nd aorists feature a lot.
and forms like EIDA for EIDON and AFIW for AFIHMI.
> Carl, you may be particularly interested to know that part of this
> will result in a shift in the treatment of middle/passive forms.
GOTT SEI DANK!
> On 06/06/2006, at 6:04 AM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>> LSJ indicates that the 3-termination form is attested in Plato and
>> others, although it is rare. BDAG also indicates that the -IA
>> adjectival form appears in several LXX texts. So it would appear
>> that AIWNIOS is most generally a 2-termination adjective, but the
>> feminine form, although rare, is not unattested. Certainly there
>> are other deviations from a "standard" usage, particularly with
>> words that may not be part of one's everyday vocabulary. I've
>> marveled at the fact that AGALLIAOMAI, which is apparently middle
>> in standard usage, appears 11x in the GNT: 2x active, 8x middle, 1x
>> passive -- and without any evident distinction of meaning.
>> On Jun 6, 2006, at 4:48 AM, James Tauber wrote:
>>> The NT overwhelmingly seems to favour AIWNION as the feminine
>>> accusative singular of AIWNIOS.
>>> There are only two occasions in the NA/UBS text where the spelling
>>> AIWNIAN is used: 2Thess and Hebrews.
>>> Is there any historical or dialectal distinction outside the NT
>>> between the two forms?
>>> And any theories as to why, of all the Pauline corpus, only 2Thess
>>> uses the -AN form?
>>> (The phrase in 2Thess 2.16 is PARAKLHSIN AIWNIAN; in Hebrews 9.12
>>> AIWNIAN LUTRWSIN)
>>> James Tauber
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>> Carl W. Conrad
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Carl W. Conrad
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