[B-Greek] What is "late pres"?

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jul 12 20:01:10 EDT 2007

On Jul 12, 2007, at 7:38 PM, Jeffrey B. Gibson wrote:

> Ted & Robin Shoemaker wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My lexicon starts its entry for the word STHKW with:
>> "late pres."
> What lexicon is "yours"?
> Doesn't  it have a list of abbreviations at the beginning?

BDAG doesn't call it "late pres." but it clearly enough indicates  
that it is a present tense form first found in the GNT and clearly  
derivative from the perfect hESTHKA of hISTAMAI, "stand." ("A late  
formation fr. ἕστηκα hESTHKA, the perf. of ἵστημι  
hISTHMI, and used beside it").

Carl W. Conrad
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