[B-Greek] onomastic case?
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
Bless the Name
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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