pster wrote:I'm still confused as to why ἀκέομαι and δια^κέομαι are athematic when κεῖμαι is not. Aren't they compounds of it? When they write δια^κέομαι but κέομαι doesn't exist anywhere, what the heck is going on? Sorry, Attic brings out the dummy in me.
There is no κέομαι as spiphany said. There is ἀκέομαι and when a preposition is added to create
a compound verb, if said prep. ends in a vowel, and the root begins in one, you drop the vowel of
the prep. (except in περί & πρό). So δια-ακέ-ο-μαι becomes διακοῦμαι.
Smyth notes in §791 that for the athematic verb κεῖμαι, Homer has three forms for the 3rd pl.
κείαται, κέαται, and κέονται, the latter of which is perhaps the source of confusion here.