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Remnants of locative case in Greek

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Remnants of locative case in Greek

Postby chirpis » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:18 am

So, I know οἴκοι and ἐκεῖ are relicts of a locative case that existed at some point, but I haven't found a source that comes right out and says χαμαί is. Is it, and if so, what was the noun it was the locative of?

Are there any other examples of such relicts?
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Re: Remnants of locative case in Greek

Postby jeidsath » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:24 pm

Here is Beekes:

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μὴ δ’ οὕτως ἀγαθός περ ἐὼν θεοείκελ’ Ἀχιλλεῦ
κλέπτε νόῳ, ἐπεὶ οὐ παρελεύσεαι οὐδέ με πείσεις.
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Re: Remnants of locative case in Greek

Postby mingshey » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:55 pm

LSJ also direct χαμαί and χθών to Indo-European origins, but could there be any remotest connection between them and the Χημία(or kmt, the Egyptian name for Egypt, from black-land)? They sound so close to each other.
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