Re: ERXOMAI = return
James M. Pfundstein <jmpfund <at> BGNET.BGSU.EDU>
2008-01-01 20:55:49 GMT
Cunliffe cites Iliad 5.409 (έλθοντ' έκ πολέμοιο) and a
string of other examples. It looks like there are usually contextual
clues of back-ness, again-ness (e.g. αὖτις, πάλιν) that
suggest the meaning of "return," so a thrifty lexicogapher might
decide the meaning isn't latent in the verb itself.
On Jan 1, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Jeffrey B. Gibson wrote:
> In his entry in BDAG on ERXOMAI Danker notes that besides having the
> meaning "come", the verb was also used "Hom.+" (from Homer forward)
> "w[ith] the specif[ic] m[eani]ng 'come back, return'".
> Also w. the specif. mng. come back, return (Hom.+; Bar 4:37; 1
> Esdr 5:8; Tob 2:3 BA) J 4:27; 9:7; Ro 9:9)
> Curiously, though, when I turn to LSJ, I find nothing there that
> indicates that Homer, let alone any post Homeric author, used ERXOMAI
> to signify the "specific" meaning" that Danker says it bore.
> Is Danker wrong in this matter? Or are there Homeric and post Homeric
> instances outside of the ones he actually cites of ERXOMAI meaning
> If so, what are they?