εγίνεις -> έγινες

Jonathan

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I'm tidying up loose ends of the whole poem, which I hope to finish soon. This couplet needs some explanation. Here it is:-
Κουράγιο, μικροκόρη μας, πού μας εγίνεις μάνα,
ύμνος και θρήνος της ζωής κι ανάστασης καμπάνα.

Εγίνεις  is actually an alternative aorist form, not an imperfect as I once thought. Cyprus is the youngest sister in the sense, I suppose, that she is the latest island who wants ενώση with the rest of Greece (though it seems that Archbisop Makarios wanted independence from Greece?) but in what sense is Cyprus 'our mother'? The first to raise the standard of revolt against the Junta. As you can see, I am confused....
« Last Edit: 18 Sep, 2018, 15:16:45 by spiros »


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