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αναβαινω aorist active indicative 2nd athematic

Why does αναβαινω takes an aorist active indicative 2nd athematic (-μι) ending (ανεβην) whereas αναβαινω is a thematic (-ω) verb and thus should be spelled ανεβον (aorist active indicative 2nd ...
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When do the earliest rhymes appear in Koine or Medieval Greek?

I understand that rhyme is well established in Medieval Greek (and Latin) after the 11-12th centuries. But surely there are attested earlier cases before that. Do they go back to Koine? Maybe before ...
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Romans and Ancient Greek language [duplicate]

Is there evidence in the inscriptions, that Romans have realised, that Hellenic languages are very close to theirs own language!? It seems to be that the distinguish was applied to the Etruscan ...
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Which forms of a noun do I have to memorise when learning Koine Greek?

I recently began learning from Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek. He says you should learn the lexical form, stem and article of a noun. Can these things not be worked out if you just learn the ...
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Is this bible in Koine Greek?

So I bought a Greek bible and I’m not sure whether it is Koine or Modern Greek. Could someone please help me out? Thanks.
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How can I find a verb root in ancient greek?

If I have a verb in ancient greek, how can I find its root? For instance, if I have λείπω νέω ἔμαθον μανθάνω how can I do to know that, respectively, these verbs have λιπ-/λειπ-/λοιπ- νευ- (<*...
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Translation into Koine (perhaps Testament?) Greek

Could someone translate the following into Koine Greek (or Testament Greek, if there were juicy differences.) We won’t tell Helen why we could leave her at the beach without company. The older man we ...