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agios pneuma

Postby Pietro » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:35 pm

"Pneuma" is neuter but modified by a masculine adjective. Was this a deliberate choice of the NT writers? Could they have gone with "agion" or "agie" just as well?
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Re: agios pneuma

Postby annis » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:45 pm

Pietro wrote:"Pneuma" is neuter but modified by a masculine adjective. Was this a deliberate choice of the NT writers? Could they have gone with "agion" or "agie" just as well?


Can you cite an example? As you've phrased I'd take it to mean "holy in spirit", with a specifying accusative. Normally random gender switching is not allowed.

And none of my NT dictionaries give any sign that the gender switches.
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Postby Paul » Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:01 pm

Hi Pietro,

Yes, please post example.

Middle Liddell shows [face=SPIonic]Pneu=ma a)/gion[/face].

Cordially,

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Postby Bert » Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:06 pm

I did a search on http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~fisher/gnt/ for any occurances of [face=SPIonic]pneu=ma [/face]next to [face=SPIonic] (a/gioj[/face]. No hits.
[face=SPIonic] (agi/ou, (agi/w|[/face] and [face=SPIonic] (a/gion [/face]can be masculine or neuter. Maybe this caused a mix-up?

Ps(1). This is my first attemt at posting a link. I hope it worked.
Ps(2). Link didn't work.?? And what's with the breathing marks?
Ps(3). Link works now. (Thanks Bennisimus!)
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Postby klewlis » Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:22 pm

I just checked with Logos and can't find any instances of gender switching in general or agios in particular.
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Postby rimon-jad » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:47 pm

There is NO example of the phrase [face=SPIonic]AGIOS PNEUMA[/face] in NT in this form. they are ALL neuters.
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