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Bibil Identifier bibil:202930
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Auxiliary θέλω
Author Lee, John A.L.
Edited book The Language of the Papyri
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 15-34 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract [Not] specifically concerned with the language of papyri, [this contribution's] focus is the grammaticalization of a particular lexical item and he draws on all available sources to investigate the process. In providing the first systematic study of the full range of evidence for auxiliary θέλω during the classical and post-classical periods he shows, however, the special contribution to our knowledge offered by the types of Greek preserved in papyri and related sources. Examination of this material reveals a previously unobserved auxiliary function of θέλω. This ‘new’ use, in the sense ‘(please) do/(please) don’t occurs only three times in literary or subliterary sources (according to Lee’s list of examples) . Its infrequent occurrence has caused it to escape notice until now, but Lee has identified fifteen further examples in papyri to confirm the special usage. (Introd., p. 5f.)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Verb
Terms {θέλω} ἐθέλω
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