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Headword: *kaqilatreu/omai
Adler number: kappa,109
Translated headword: I worship, I am a worshipper of
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a genitive.
Greek Original:
*kaqilatreu/omai: genikh=|.
This middle-voice verb appears only here and its meaning is uncertain. If it is not the result of textual error, it seems to be a compound of the prefix kata- and a verb i(latreu/w which does not appear in extant Greek literature. There are however verbs i(lateu/w ("I propitiate") and latreu/w ("I serve, I worship"). In a religious context the meanings of these two verbs becomes very similar and it is not unthinkable that they may have merged to yield a new verb i(latreu/w. On the other hand it is possible that the word should be emended to (unattested) kaqilateu/omai ('I thoroughly propitiate', vel sim.) or to kaqilareu/omai ('I gladden', cf. kappa 108). This latter possibility seems to have occurred to the compilers of LSJ, who cite this entry under kaqilareu/omai (web address 1). kaqilareu/omai also occurs in the Lexicon Syntacticum of Codex Laurentianus 59.16, where we are told (apparently incorrectly, to judge by the surviving instances) that it is construed with a dative.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 March 2008@05:49:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; removed a keyword; cosmetics) on 11 March 2008@06:17:17.
William Hutton (augmented note, added link and keyword, set status) on 11 March 2008@07:14:52.
David Whitehead on 22 January 2013@05:33:54.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 April 2016@03:37:04.


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