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Headword: *gi/gnw
Adler number: gamma,269
Translated headword: I bring into being
Vetting Status: high
[I bring into being] and [sc. also attested is the participle] becoming.
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "I become Moses for you";[1] [there the verb is used] with a dative.[2]
Greek Original:
*gi/gnw kai\ *gigno/menos. kai\ *gi/nomai/ soi *mwu+sh=s: dotikh=|.
Greek does not have active forms of gi/gnomai (koine gi/nomai), except in lexicography, although gigno occurs in Latin.
[1] Anecdota Graeca Oxoniensia (ed. Cramer) 4.289.2. Adler does not identify the quotation but thanks to the TLG it is identifiable as a phrase from Gregory of Nazianzus' In sanctum baptisma (PG 36.421.47-48).
[2] Dative of interest.
Keywords: Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 June 2002@16:57:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (retrieved headword; added keyword; cosmetics) on 27 June 2002@03:14:34.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords; tweaking) on 7 June 2012@08:20:02.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 9 September 2012@01:56:50.
David Whitehead (typo) on 9 September 2012@05:32:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 December 2014@00:15:30.


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