[B-Greek] Where does the NU in ἡμῖν hHMIN come from?

Stephen Carlson stemmatic at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 11:31:36 EDT 2010


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Why is there an "N" in the dative plural of ἡμῖν  hHMIN?  Smyth (326) says only
> "The form of the stems and formation of the cases in often obscure."

Sihler § 240 (pp. 232-233) claims that this nu in the pronominal
dative plural is an inherited, optional element.  In support, he
presents an example of a similar phenomenon in Vedic Sanskrit.

Stephen Carlson



More information about the B-Greek mailing list