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Etymology for ἀπωθέω

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Etymology for ἀπωθέω

Postby pster » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:15 pm

Anybody know what is going on here? Is this a compound? Where does the omega come from?
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Re: Etymology for ἀπωθέω

Postby spiphany » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:29 pm

Yes. Compound. Omega is part of the root, the omicron in the prefix gets dropped before another vowel.
If you look at the LSJ entry, it gives you a hint here by listing it as ἀπ-ωθέω, with the hyphen telling you how the word breaks down.
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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Re: Etymology for ἀπωθέω

Postby Markos » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:46 pm

πάνυ γε. ἀπο-ωθέω. ἡ ρίζα ωθ ἐστιν. ἰδὲ τὸν λόγον τὸ "ὠθισμός."
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Re: Etymology for ἀπωθέω

Postby pster » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:14 pm

Thanks. These LSJ and Middle Liddell entries didn't have a hyphen so I was confused: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/mor ... w-contents
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