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Postby John L » Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:33 am

I have run upon a reading in manuscript P in Galatians. A plural personal pronoun that is UMEIN is in that manscript. Is that even a Greek word? Or is that a mispelled word? Other variants are UMIN and UMAS.
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Postby Kasper » Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:47 am

Umein is unknown to me, but umin and umas are just declined forms of you (plural).

N. u(mei~s
G. u(mw~n
D. u(mi~n
A. u(ma~s
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Postby John L » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:11 pm

I have never ran into UMEIN before, but I have found it in 2 different manuscripts, one in a papyrus and another in a Uncial. It most likely is a misspelled word, the scribe probably added the E to UMIN by accident. But I just wanted to check here to make sure.
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Postby annis » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:14 pm

John L wrote:I have never ran into UMEIN before, but I have found it in 2 different manuscripts, one in a papyrus and another in a Uncial. It most likely is a misspelled word, the scribe probably added the E to UMIN by accident. But I just wanted to check here to make sure.


I'd bet with 95% confidence that this is [face=spionic]u(mi=n[/face]. Several vowel sounds all collapsed into iota, and the confusion of I/EI is quite common, I believe.
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τίς πατέρ' αἰνήσει εἰ μὴ κακοδαίμονες υἱοί;
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