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Exercise 248

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:53 pm
by simon_ingram
Hi,

I have just worked through exercise 248, and I understand all of it apart from one word on line 7 - einai (with a circumflex on the first iota; please forgive the lack of greek alphabet...I don't have an appropriate font installed).
Having looked at previous posts on this forum, I've established that it means 'was also', but I don't quite follow how. Is '-ai' a suffix that can be attached to any verb to imply 'also'?
I'd appreciate any knowledge anyone has of this!

Re: Exercise 248

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:05 pm
by annis
simon_ingram wrote:I have just worked through exercise 248, and I understand all of it apart from one word on line 7 - einai (with a circumflex on the first iota;


This is the infinitive of the verb εἰμί - EI)MI/ - "to be."

Re: Exercise 248

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:49 pm
by simon_ingram
Thanks annis - that makes sense now.