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Postby annis » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:24 pm

I don't think this needs a special area. Here or on the composition forum would both be great places for such a discussion. The AKWN site you list is always my first visit when worrying about modern vocabulary. It might be nice to subject his list to unicodification at some point.
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Postby Swth\r » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:52 pm

Dives qui sapiens est...
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Postby Bombichka » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:32 pm

sometimes, an -s- occurs at the end of the stem without any etymological reason. especially in verbal derivates.
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Postby IreneY » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:02 pm

I was looking for something completely different but sometimes you do have to love search engines' irrelevant results. Thisone is in modern Greek but the articles in the middle are in ancient Greek. Since I am still looking for that something else I don't have time to check it so it might not be the best but I bet you can find an idea or two in there.
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Postby cb » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:53 pm

hi, for frozen rivers, a ref that came straight to mind was from near the start of Aristophanes' Acharnians, see lines 138-140. Is that what you meant or something else? That's from within the canon of famous texts; I assume there would be other refs in texts I have not read. cheers :)
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Postby Swth\r » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:34 am

Bombichka wrote:sometimes, an -s- occurs at the end of the stem without any etymological reason. especially in verbal derivates.


This is in deed the truth.

Anthony Appleyard wrote:I was wondering what words or expressions Ancient Greeks used to describe the freezing of water.


You can check these in a lexicon:

πήγνυμι-πήγνυμαι
πηγάς (-άδος)
πῆγμα
πηγός
πηγυλίς
πηκτός-πηκτή
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