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eorgas / eeipen

Postby Thucydides » Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:28 pm

[face=SPIonic]e)orgaj[/face]

According to Munro, [face=SPIonic]e)orgaj[/face] < "weworgas". Presumably this (like [face=SPIonic]leloipa[/face] is a perfect formation? In the context (Iliad III.57) it would work fairly well as a stative.

[face=SPIonic]e)eipen[/face]

Though I see it all the time, I'm still not sure what's going on here. I thought the stem was "wep", so an aorist formation would be ewep- > eip (as in Attic?). Whence then has come the extra epsilon?

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Postby Paul » Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:57 pm

Hi Thucy,

See Smyth's grammar #549 for one account of [face=SPIonic]e)/eipon[/face].

In fine, from [face=SPIonic]e)-Ve-Vep-on[/face].

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Postby Thucydides » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:32 pm

... which is apparently a "reduplicated" aorist stem like "hgagon" from "ago".

Interesting. This is why I love Homer.
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Postby Paul » Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:58 pm

Thucydides wrote:... which is apparently a "reduplicated" aorist stem like "hgagon" from "ago".


Exactly.

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