[B-Greek] Latin suffix?

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 5 09:29:54 EDT 2007

(2) Certain Latin suffixes also became current in Greek and were added to Greek words. This is limited in the NT to proper names, especially ethnic names: πλοῖον Ἀλεξανδρῖνον [PLOION ALECANDRINON] A 27:6, 28:11 (but Ἀλεξανδρεύς [ALECANDREUS] 6:9, 18:24), Ἡρῳδ-ιανοί [hHRWiD-IANOI] (Mt, Mk), Χριστ-ιανός [XRISTIANOS] (Acts, 1 P), Φιλιππήσιοι [FILIPPHSIOI] (Ph). 

Blass, F., Debrunner, A., & Funk, R. W. (1961). A Greek grammar of the New Testament and other early Christian literature (5). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Subject: [B-Greek] Latin suffix?

Dear friends,

Could you tell me if it is true that the suffix AN in the word CRISTIANOS in Acts 11:26 is Latin, and if yes, why the Latin suffix is used in a Greek word?

Dmitriy Reznik

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