ωφελούμεν υπηρέτιδες -> We are of service as maidservants (?)

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ΩΦΣΛΥΟΜΕΝ ΥΠΗΡΣΤΙΔΕΣ
« Last Edit: 25 May, 2013, 14:38:42 by wings »


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This one, for example, should be: ΩΦΕΛΟΥΜΕΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΤΙΔΕΣ. We are of service as maidservants? Doesn't sound right to me. (I mean the English does, but the Greek still doesn't look right.)



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ΩΦΣΛΥΟΜΕΝ ΥΠΗΡΣΤΙΔΕΣ

ΩΦΕΛΥΟΜΕΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΤΙΔΕΣ
I think this is the correct spelling.
Still, it would help us a lot to know the context.


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Dinomachi, this -Y- in the first word makes no sense. The original verb is ωφελέω -> ωφελώ so Nick is right to say that the correct form should be ΩΦΕΛΟΥΜΕΝ.



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You're right, wings!
I saw Nick's post this morning.
I couldn't make sense of it either.
So does anyone have any idea what it refers to?
I'm puzzled.


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I suppose it is bad Greek, written by someone who had access to a dictionary and went for υπηρέτιδες rather than, say, θεραπαινίδες. In the same way that they used πόνησιν for 'toil'.


 

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