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διακριβολογούμενος (Pl. Soph. 245 e)

Postby Lavrentivs » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:23 pm

I should like an etymological analysis of this word, which I have not found in the dictionary.
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Re: διακριβολογούμενος (Pl. Soph. 245 e)

Postby modus.irrealis » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:46 pm

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Re: διακριβολογούμενος (Pl. Soph. 245 e)

Postby Lavrentivs » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:04 pm

Thanks! I would still like an etymological dissection, though.
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Re: διακριβολογούμενος (Pl. Soph. 245 e)

Postby NateD26 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:15 pm

maybe it's from διακριβῶς (διὰ+ἀκριβῶς) + λογεόμαι?
I don't know what λογεόμαι means though. If it has some relation to middle/pass of λέγω, why not λέγομαι?
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Re: διακριβολογούμενος (Pl. Soph. 245 e)

Postby modus.irrealis » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:27 pm

The LSJ doesn't seem to have a διακριβής / διακριβῶς though, so I'd guess it's δια- + ακριβoλογεομαι, with δια in its sense of "thoroughly" or "completely" and ακριβολογεομαι is ακριβ- + -λογεομαι = to be exact in investigation.

Smith seems to imply in 892 that the verbs with -λογεω are denominatives, so I guess really ακριβολογεομαι is formed from ακριβολογος = precise in argument (although I don't know if it's necessary for it to be historically true that the nominal form came first).
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Re: διακριβολογούμενος (Pl. Soph. 245 e)

Postby NateD26 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:38 pm

modus.irrealis wrote:The LSJ doesn't seem to have a διακριβής / διακριβῶς though, so I'd guess it's δια- + ακριβoλογεομαι, with δια in its sense of "thoroughly" or "completely" and ακριβολογεομαι is ακριβ- + -λογεομαι = to be exact in investigation.

Smith seems to imply in 892 that the verbs with -λογεω are denominatives, so I guess really ακριβολογεομαι is formed from ακριβολογος = precise in argument (although I don't know if it's necessary for it to be historically true that the nominal form came first).

Many thanks for the reference, modus. I apologize for "inventing" the adverb διακριβῶς.
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