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Iliad 1:83 plural pronoun

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Iliad 1:83 plural pronoun

Postby Bert » Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:29 am

[face=SPIonic]e)n sth/qessin e(oi=si.[/face]I am curious why the pronoun is plural. Pharr explains why sth/qessin is plural but not why [face=SPIonic]e(oi-si[/face] is too.
Isn't the number of a pronoun dictated by its antecedent?
The antecedent of [face=SPIonic]e(oi=si [/face]is (I think) the singular [face=SPIonic]Basileu/j[/face] of verse 80

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Postby annis » Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:12 am

[face=spionic]e(/oj[/face] is an adjective, a possessive pronoun, like [face=spionic]e)mo/j, e)mh/, e)mo/n[/face]. So "in his chest." It's plural to agree with the noun.
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Postby Bert » Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:42 pm

I think I understand but just to make sure; If Pharr had used the 3rd person genitive of the personal pronoun, would it then have to be the singular form?
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Postby annis » Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:03 pm

Bert wrote:I think I understand but just to make sure; If Pharr had used the 3rd person genitive of the personal pronoun, would it then have to be the singular form?


Yep. Something like [face=spionic]e)n sth/qessi/n e(o[/face], I would think.
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