[B-Greek] 1 aorist 3ps inflection

Stephen Carlson stemmatic at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 21:02:18 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM, Andrew P. Porter <app at jedp.com> wrote:
> Ephesians 2.6, SUNEK'AQISEN >EN TO'IS ... etc.
> inflection of the first aorist, 3 p singular, SUNEKAQISEN,
> whence the final nu?

> It's a handy nu, with a vowel following; is that the reason?
> Any citations to a grammar (Smyth, Goodwin and Gulick, Wallace)?

It's the so-called "movable nu," generally to avoid hiatus with a
following, and quite common in Koine.  See Smyth § 134; BDF § 20.

Stephen C. Carlson
Graduate Program in Religion
Duke University

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