[B-Greek] nouns ending in MA
George F Somsel
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Wed Jun 28 06:28:08 EDT 2006
There is also a helpful chart of some of these in
Van Voorst, R. E. (1990). Building your New Testament Greek vocabulary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.
This is found under Part II: Basic Principles of Word Building, pp. 3-11.
"Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu> wrote:
On Jun 27, 2006, at 11:29 PM, paul mangion wrote:
> i was wondering if there were any rules / guidelines regarding
> how nouns are formed by adding suffixes (suffices?) in koine. i'm
> particularly interested in the link between CARIS and CARISMA.
> having said that, "rules of thumb" are my concern.
The suffix -MA (gen, -MATOS) attached to a verbal root generally
signifies a product or a result of verbal action, e.g. PRAGMA from
PRASSW/PRAC, POIHMA from POIEW, CARISMA from CARIZW, etc. A very
useful treatment of this whole matter of roots and various sorts of
word-formation may be found in Smyth's grammar, §§822-899 (at the
Perseus site: http://tinyurl.com/zr2oa
> couridjah, australia
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