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Postby benissimus » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:53 pm

It's purpose is obvious, but does anyone know its origin? My googlings have been in vain. I would guess that it was originally an -εν or -ιν ending that was reconstrued as ε/ι +ν and then the ν was applied to other endings, but that's just a guess.
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Postby annis » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:31 pm

The origins are uncertain, but Sihler (sec. 240, pp.232-233) says it's analogical. He suspects ἡμῖν, Lesb. ἄμμιν ~ ἄμμι as the model.
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