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Discussion in 'Languages' started by Repre5entYHWH, Jul 16, 2009.

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  1. Repre5entYHWH

    Repre5entYHWH Puritan Board Freshman

    αδελφαι G79 N-NPF
    αδελφας G79 N-APF
    αδελφη G79 N-NSF

    what is the difference? the first two may be plural... but i dont know stongs abbreviations (N= noun? NPF...? APF...? NSP....?)

    which one best fits the context of two sisters?

    thanks
     
  2. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    They are all the same word = "female friend"

    The difference is in the grammar. Greek has inflected endings for sing/pl, case, etc.
     
  3. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    N-NPF = Noun - Nominative case, Plural, Feminine
    N-APF = Noun - Accusative case, Plural, Feminine
    N-NSF = Noun - Nominative Case, Singular, Feminine

    G79 is Strong's Concordance Number (Greek word 79).

    As stated above, these are all different forms of the same word.
     
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