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Matt. 5:25

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Matt. 5:25

Postby vir litterarum » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:12 pm

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Postby modus.irrealis » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:04 pm

I'd say that εως here is being used as a preposition and οτου refers back to some implied noun meaning "time" or something, so literally εως οτου is something like "[in the time] during which" but it's pretty much equivalent as a whole to "while."
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Postby Bert » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:23 pm

I agree. The word is translated but together with ἕως. Until whichever (time) -> as long as, while.
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Postby vir litterarum » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:52 pm

So it would be a genitive of time at which the clause occurs?
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Postby Bert » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:32 am

vir litterarum wrote:So it would be a genitive of time at which the clause occurs?

No, it is genitive because here ἕως is a preposition that takes its object in the genitive.
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Postby vir litterarum » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:11 am

Are you sure "ews" can be used as a preposition? I looked my middle LSJ and saw no mention of it.
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Postby modus.irrealis » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:47 pm

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Postby Bert » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:19 pm

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