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άλσος etymologyEdit

Hi Saltmarsh. Re this, surely the derivation is only unknown before the Ancient Greek ἄλσος (álsos, grove)…? — I.S.M.E.T.A. 22:13, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes - I had been thinking this through overnight and it was my first port of call this morning. Thanks   — Saltmarshσυζήτηση-talk 05:37, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks to you for answering the {{rfe}}. — I.S.M.E.T.A. 14:05, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Requests for verification#‎ἀφαιρετικήEdit

This one revolves around the credibility of the 1770 source given by the IP who added this sense. I suspect it might be (early) Modern Greek in polytonic script rather than Ancient Greek, as claimed. Your input would be most welcome. Chuck Entz (talk) 07:19, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


I am not so sure how to answer (and if I have a real answer...). But οφείλω (as well as homonym χρωστώ) does not have a perfective form since its sense is somehow continuous. (Or someone can say the exact opposite, that sense is once done, but no one can think it with both senses...).
"εξεγείρω" can have continuous and non continuous senses: "εξήγειρα once" someone, and "εξήγειρα continuously, every day". --Xoristzatziki (talk) 07:26, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

@Xoristzatziki: Thanks for that - that explains the difference exactly - cheers   — Saltmarshσυζήτηση-talk 11:56, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Saltmarsh. An anon. nominated for speedy deletion επίμονως (epímonos), which you created. I rolled back his change, but I note that the lemma, επίμονα (epímona), lists επιμόνως (epimónos) as a variant spelling. Which placing of the tonos is correct? — I.S.M.E.T.A. 16:41, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

επιμόνως (epimónos) is correct. --Fsojic (talk) 20:54, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
@Fsojic: Thanks. I've moved the entry. — I.S.M.E.T.A. 21:08, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
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