Author Topic: Ίνα πληρωθή το ρηθέν δια του προφήτου λέγοντος...  (Read 3470 times)

Gorgon34

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Ίνα πληρωθή το ρηθέν δια του προφήτου λέγοντος...

The phrase occurs with little variation throughout Matthew.  I found out that ρηθέν could mean 'pour out' and was wondering if this was a play on words:

"Fill up what was poured"
« Last Edit: 19 Sep, 2006, 03:03:17 by nickel »


banned8

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Sorry to disappoint you, but ρηθέν, like ρήμα = verb or ρητό = saying, all mean "what was said" and come from the verb "είρω".

What was poured out (from the verb ρέω) is spelt with an "υ" (and I think is "ρυείς", neuter "ρυέν").
« Last Edit: 19 Sep, 2006, 13:57:44 by nickel »