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Genitive absolute in 1:301

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Genitive absolute in 1:301

Postby Bert » Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:18 pm

The note in Pharr about line 301 led me to believe that [face=SPIonic]a)e/kontoj e)mei=o[/face] is a genitive absolute. However there is no participle, just an adjective and a pronoun. Do we have to assume the participle, maybe [face=SPIonic]e)/ontoj[/face], or does a genitive absolute not always get a participle?[face=Arial][/face]
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Postby Paul » Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:56 pm

Hi Bert,

Chantraine says that [face=SPIonic]e(kw/n[/face] is an 'old participle'. [face=SPIonic]a)e/kwn[/face] is its negative form.

Note also the attested feminine participial form [face=SPIonic]a)e/kousa[/face].


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