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translation help needed

Postby maninblk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:25 pm

I am reviewing my Greek using the book I used in college: An Introduction to Greek by Crosby and Schaeffer. I am not sure how to translate this one. I know its a genitive of value, but I am not sure how to translate it into English. Thanks

ο ανθρωπος αζιος ην δωρον καλων
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Re: translation help needed

Postby jswilkmd » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:39 pm

"The man is worthy of good gifts," I'd imagine.
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Re: translation help needed

Postby jaihare » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:00 pm

maninblk wrote:I am reviewing my Greek using the book I used in college: An Introduction to Greek by Crosby and Schaeffer. I am not sure how to translate this one. I know its a genitive of value, but I am not sure how to translate it into English. Thanks

ο ανθρωπος αζιος ην δωρον καλων

Are you sure it's not δωρων? That doesn't look right.
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Re: translation help needed

Postby NateD26 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:13 pm

jaihare wrote:Are you sure it's not δωρων? That doesn't look right.

Agreed. It has to be gen. pl. δώρων.
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Re: translation help needed

Postby Imber Ranae » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:37 am

ἦν means "was" rather than "is".

And αζιος* should be ἄξιος.
Ex mala malo
bono malo uesci
quam ex bona malo
malo malo malo.
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Re: translation help needed

Postby jaihare » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:36 pm

Much better.

ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἄξιος ἦν δώρων καλῶν.

Now it's a nice sentence. :)

"The man was worthy of lovely/good/goodly gifts."
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