A Treatise on Greek Prepositions, and on the Cases of Nouns with Which These Are Used

A Treatise on Greek Prepositions, and on the Cases of Nouns with Which These Are Used

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...is towards the object with reference to which the position is to be defined, namely, the Persian army. The gulf, instead of being represented as ' on the left hand, ' the Persian army being the point of view, is described as looking or having its direction 'from out the left hand, ' the space or note of direction called 'the left hand' being the point of view. Compare d.-:6 with the genitive, and the Latin ab with the ablative, used in nearly the same sense, both having the same point of view in marking position that ex with the genitive has, and differing from it only in the manner of noting the direction from the point of view towards the object of reference; dab and ab marking a direction 'from, ' 1 a direction 'from out, ' 'out of.' Now, admitting this explanation of the mode in which ex with the genitive case defines local position, it is easy to see how the same preposition with the same case is employed to mark the time of an action by referring it to a denomination of time. As 5 dpmrsprlq, or E5 dpzo-rsprjc xspbg-, Herod. vii. 115, marks the position ofxe/1.10;, so ex uuxi-6:, or ex 1-(Tu uuxriw, describes the period of time to which an action, as dzourzfezu, 'to throw with the dart, ' is referred: as the former represents the gulf as being ' on the left hand, ' so the latter represents the throwing of darts as being 'in the night;' and the way in which the definition of position is made is plainly the same in both cases. It may be added, that ex 1-5 uuxz-cfiu differs from Ex vuxreq, both being rendered by 'in the night, ' or ' by night, ' by its implying, ...show more

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