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Thread: How to find ALL uses of cognate accusative regardless of root?

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    Apr 2004


    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the correction! It does, indeed, appear to work! Thanks for the info. I keeping learning something new all the time!

    Glenn Weaver

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    Doing this kind of search in Greek does probably require using Louw-Nida domains as Glenn indicated.
    If you have a specific word in mind (e.g. λεγω λογος), you can try something like:
    'λεγ* *2 λογ*
    to get the "speak (with) a word" sort of things. (You could also search for *λεγ* and *λογ* in the Graphical Search Engine and set up Word Order limits to find all the cognates of those words.)
    You'll get a lot of false hits, of course.

    This kind of search is the one area where BW did lag behind Logos and Accordance which both allow for "root" searches.
    E.g., in Accordance, I can search for a verb and a noun within X words of each other that have the same root.
    It took me ~15 seconds to set up the search in either Hebrew or Greek and get all the results.
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
    Glatfelter Professor of Biblical Studies
    United Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg & Philadelphia -
    Biblical Studies and Technological Tools

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