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Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 am
by mahasacham
In the alternate ending of Mathew 6:13 contained in the byzantine/majority text:

Ὅτι σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The τους sometimes has a grave accent in some of the editions and other times has a circumflex accent.

This is also true across other printed received manuscripts. The textus receptus on blue letter Bible has a circumflex.

Is there an accent rule I'm missing that turns a grave accent on this definite article to a circumflex when it normally has a grave? Is the εἰς doing something.

Re: Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:31 am
by Lukas
For what it is worth, my Orthodox Liturgy book has a grave accent.

Re: Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:57 am
by jeidsath
τοῦς occurs 342 times in the TLG, always in later Greek. It's possible that it comes from the pronunciation confusion between final circumflex and final grave in stress-based Greek. But unless we can find some manuscripts that support that, it's as likely to come from bad digitization.

Re: Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
by Lukas
What is the TLG? I have seen this abbreviation in this thread and another recently.

Re: Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 pm
by seneca2008
The TLG is the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/

Re: Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:37 pm
by Lukas
Χάριν ἔχειν

Re: Mathew 6:13 accent

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:17 pm
by Barry Hofstetter
For a nice general introduction to accents:

http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/anc ... tionU.html