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The aorist of ἀφικνεομαι

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The aorist of ἀφικνεομαι

Postby Phoebus Apollo » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:05 pm

Just wondering why the aorist of ἀφικνεομαι does not seem to be augmented?
Eg why is 'he arrived' ἀφικετο and not ἠφικετο?
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Re: The aorist of ἀφικνεομαι

Postby Timothée » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:23 pm

In uerba composita the augment comes after the preverb (here ἀπο- elided) and is in the long ῑ (augmentum temporale).
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Re: The aorist of ἀφικνεομαι

Postby jeidsath » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:26 pm

It is augmented. ἀφι^κνέομαι -> ἀφι_κόμην. Like all compound verbs, the augment comes after the preposition (ἀπό - ἱκνέομαι) -> (ἀπό + augment + ἱκομην). In this case it just lengthens the iota.
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Re: The aorist of ἀφικνεομαι

Postby Phoebus Apollo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:03 am

jeidsath wrote:It is augmented. ἀφι^κνέομαι -> ἀφι_κόμην. Like all compound verbs, the augment comes after the preposition (ἀπό - ἱκνέομαι) -> (ἀπό + augment + ἱκομην). In this case it just lengthens the iota.
Timothée wrote:In uerba composita the augment comes after the preverb (here ἀπο- elided) and is in the long ῑ (augmentum temporale).


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