[B-Greek] Etomology of euaggellion

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Tue Jun 23 14:07:24 EDT 2009


Well, it's not particular useful to know. A word's meaning is not its  
etymology and trying to glean the former from the latter can be highly  
misleading much of the time.

James

On Jun 21, 2009, at 10:30 AM, Lauren Albrecht wrote:

> It seemed obvious to me, I was just surprised I haven't seen it put  
> together. And, I wondered if there was a reason. Thanks for the input.
> Lauren
> Scranton, PA
>
> --- On Sat, 6/20/09, Sarah Madden <sarah.r.madden at gmail.com> wrote:
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> From: Sarah Madden <sarah.r.madden at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Etomology of euaggellion
> To: "Michael Aubrey" <mga318 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Lauren Albrecht" <laurenski5485 at yahoo.com>, b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 8:32 PM
>
> Hi, Lauren,
>
> Aren't both words cognates of AGGELOS ("message")? A great source  
> for cognates is Trenchard's Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek  
> New Testament, which lists 22 cognates of AGGELOS on page 5. The  
> book is fairly inexpensive (under $20 new, and far less if it's  
> used). ISBN-13: 9780310226956. In addition to cognates, the book  
> also lists every word in the GNT (in order of frequency) plus the  
> principal parts of every verb in the GNT.
>
>
> In your examples, "gospel" just adds the prefix "EU" ("good" thus  
> "good announcement") and EPAGGELIA adds the prefix "EPI" ("over,"  
> etc.) to somehow create "I promise." But perhaps you were looking  
> for something else in your question?
>
>
> Sarah ><>
> sarah.r.madden at gmail.com
> Maryland - USA
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Michael Aubrey <mga318 at yahoo.com>  
> wrote:
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> LSJ is a relatively comprehensive Greek lexicon.
>
> but never mind, their definition is extremely short:
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>
> http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?layout.reflang=greek;layout.refembed=2;layout.refwordcount=1;layout.reflookup=eu)aggeli%2Fas;doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2343314
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> ________________________________
> From: Lauren Albrecht <laurenski5485 at yahoo.com>
> To: Michael Aubrey <mga318 at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 6:45:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Etomology of euaggellion
>
>
> Sorry, I don't know what LSJ is.  (and on top of it, I realize I  
> misspelled etymology...
> Thanks for responding,
>
> Lauren
>
> --- On Fri, 6/19/09, Michael Aubrey <mga318 at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>
>> From: Michael Aubrey <mga318 at yahoo.com>
>
>> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Etomology of euaggellion
>> To: "Lauren Albrecht" <laurenski5485 at yahoo.com>, b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
>
>> Date: Friday, June 19, 2009, 9:38 PM
>
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>> check LSJ.
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> ________________________________
> From: Lauren Albrecht <laurenski5485 at yahoo.com>
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>> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 6:28:50 PM
>> Subject: [B-Greek] Etomology of euaggellion
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>>> Has anyone every done anything on if  epaggelia (promise) is the  
>>> root of euaggellion (gospel)?
>> I'm surprised I don't find anything on that really.
>> Lauren Albrecht
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