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usage about suneimi

Post by Junya » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:10 pm


This is Aristotle's 'On the Soul'.
kai dia touto oute me^ aisthanomenos me^then outhen an mathoi oude xuneie^, hotan te theo^re^i, anagke^ hama phantasma ti theo^rein.
And by this reason, the person who is not perceiving anything by the sense would notice nothing nor ???, and whnever he contemplates (on the abstracted qualities or substance of sense-objects) he is at the same time seeing by the mind some phantom of sense-object (sense-object as a whole, without any part being abstracted). For, the phantoms appearing in mind is like sense-objects, albeit without matter (= spatial existence).

I am vague with the word "xuneie^".
What is it meaning here ?


What I looked up about "xuneimi" in LSJ.

(used with dative)
/ 1. (basic maening) to be with
--- emellon eti sunesesthai oizui (was even about to be with misery, suffering)
--- x. oneirasin (be with = be haunted by dreams)
--- kakois pollois xunousa (being with = acquainted with many bad things)
--- gno^mais kai merimnais (be with = engaged in = have thoughts)
--- pragmasi (be with = be engaged in business)
--- truphero^i bio^i (be with = enjoy luxurious life)
---- geo^rgia^i (be with = be engaged in agriculture)
--- he^donais (be with = enjoy pleasure9
--- desmati (be with fetter = imprisoned)
--- aporia^i (be with a difficulty)
--- emoi xunestin elpis (a hope is with me = I have)
(without dative) --- hatai aei xunousai (woe always clinging)
(without dative) --- ho chronos xuno^n makros (a long time ???)

/ 2. to have intercourse with
--- s. alle^lois en to^i poto^i (have intercourse with one another in a drinking-bout)
--- xune^men ego^ te kai su (you and I have an intercourse)
(without dative) ton neanikon suno^n diephthoren (while having an intercourse, has corrupted the young fellow)

/ 2.2 (of woman) to live with (a husband) ; to have sexual intercourse, to copulate

/ 2.4 to have dealings with, have to do with
--- tini
--- hippois

/ 2.5 to take part in, attend
--- sunodois (assembly, meeting)

/ 2.6 (without dative) ai ka ... me^ sune^i gne^sia tekna (if there are not in addition lawful children) (are in addition)
--- hopou kephalalgia sunesti (where the headache ???)

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Re: usage about suneimi

Post by annis » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:48 pm

The verb is probably ξυν-ίημι (see Smyth §777, 2nd aorist optative column).
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Re: usage about suneimi

Post by Junya » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:37 am

yes, the aor. 2 opt. of hie^mi is heie^.
Thank you !

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