[B-Greek] onomastic case?

Curtis Hinson curtis at curtishinson.com
Wed Nov 8 18:33:26 EST 2006


"Nominative" is derived from the Latin word and "Onomastic" is the 
Greek-derived equivalent.  Both terms mean it's a case of naming or 
proper nouns.

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Curtis Hinson
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shoes6 at juno.com wrote the following on 11/8/2006 5:27 PM:
> Onomastic case?  I'd heard of 8 cases in Greek, and thought that was
> the full list.  (vocative, nominative, dative, locative, instrumental,
> genitive, ablative, accusative)
>
> Please tell more.  I want to learn this.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Ted Shoemaker
>
> Father James Silva wrote:
>
>   
>> There's a rhetorical device in hellenistic and Byzantine Greek -- 
>> admittedly rare -- which uses the onomastic case for an emphatic form 
>> of direct address, but this is reserved for only the most formal and 
>> solemn contexts.
>>     
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