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Adv. abs. = ?

Postby pster » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:30 pm

κρύφ-α^ [υ^], Adv., (κρύπτω)
A. = κρύβδα, without the knowledge of, c. gen., Th.1.101.
2. abs., secretly, Aen.Tact.2.4; by ballot, Th. 4.88; obscurely, “κ. καὶ δι᾽ αἰνιγμάτων” Plu.2.1125e.


What does "abs." mean here? I have a guess, but I'm curious to first hear what others have to say.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Adv. abs. = ?

Postby IreneY » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:55 pm

I'm almost a 100% sure it stands for "absolute".
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Re: Adv. abs. = ?

Postby Paul Derouda » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:02 pm

It must be absolute, but what does that mean - that it has no comparative and superlative?
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Re: Adv. abs. = ?

Postby pster » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:01 pm

IreneY wrote:I'm almost a 100% sure it stands for "absolute".


Haha. Hey Irene, good to see you! Yeah, but can you explain to Paul and me what it means here?
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Re: Adv. abs. = ?

Postby cb » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:54 pm

hi, it just means not c. gen as in the first line of the definition.

see smyth ss1437-1443 for genitives used with adverbs.

i.e. this adverb can be used either with a genitive (first line of definition) or by itself not qualified by a genitive (i.e. abs.). cheers, chad
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Re: Adv. abs. = ?

Postby pster » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:18 am

Thanks chad. That's what I was going to guess until I heard Paul's guess which I liked more. :mrgreen:
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