[B-Greek] Fwd: Romans 16:1

nikolaos kadamou ntgreekreader at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 21:05:55 EST 2010

μήτε θήλεια θεός

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM, Daniel Streett <danstreett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually, LSJ gives numerous references where θεός (QEOS) is used with the
> fem. article, often to refer to Athena:
> θεός fem., goddess, μήτε θήλεια θεός, μήτε τις ἄρσην Il.8.7, cf. Hdt.2.35,
> al.; τοῖς θεοῖς εὔχομαι πᾶσι καὶ πάσαις D.18.1, cf. 141, Orac.ib.21.52; esp.
> at Athens, of Athena, Decr. ap. And.1.77, Pl.Ti.21a, etc.; ἁ Διὸς θεός,
> Ζηνὸς ἡ θ., S.Aj.401 (lyr.), 952 (ἡ Διὸς θεά ib.450); of other goddesses,
> ποντία θεός Pi.I. 8(7).36; ἡ νερτέρα θ.,= Περσεφόνη, S.OC1548, etc.; of
> Thetis, Pl. Ap.28c; of Niobe, S.El.150 (lyr.), Ant.834 (anap.): in dual, of
> Demeter and Persephone, τὰ τοῖν θεοῖν ψηφίσματα Ar.V.378 (lyr.); οὐδ' ἔδεισε
> τὼ θεώ And.1.125; freq. in oaths, νὴ τὼ θεώ Ar.Lys.112; μὰ τὼ θεώ
> Id.Ec.155,532.
> Daniel R. Streett
> Asst. Prof. of Greek and NT
> Criswell College, Dallas, TX
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:53 PM, nikolaos kadamou <ntgreekreader at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Mark, Θεὸς/θεὰ
>> in everything else you are right
>> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>> > <Certain nouns in Greek are "epicene" (or "common") in that their form
>> > is the same for both masculine and feminine but their gender depends
>> > on whom the noun is referring to.  DIAKONOS (aide) is one of them.
>> > PARQENOS (virgin) is another.>
>> >
>> > θεος (QEOS) is another one.  Even ανθρωπος (ANQRWPOS.)

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