Searching for Greek prepositions in Logos 6

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Nathan Soper | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 28 2015 4:16 PM

Hello fellow siblings of Christ,

I have a question regarding searching for prepostions in greek. Is there an easy way of searching for prepositions immeadiately followed by a certain case? e.g. if I wanted to seach for instances of διά followed by a genitive, how would I go about doing this?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 28 2015 4:36 PM

Perform a Morph Search like

 lemma:διά@P BEFORE 1 WORD  @NG

See for an explanation.


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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 29 2015 3:59 AM

Dave Hooton:

Perform a Morph Search like

 lemma:διά@P BEFORE 1 WORD  @NG

See for an explanation.

There are also instances where it's an adjective or article immediately following the preposition, so you might want to add slightly to Dave's search as follows: 

lemma:διά@P BEFORE 1 WORD  (@NG, JG, DG)

Certainly with διά there aren't any participles immediately following the preposition, but you might need to add that in as well. What surprised me when I tried this, is that it doesn't produce any results if you put the @ before the additional options in the search - you learn something every day! In fact, it only worked when I accidentally omitted the @ after the comma. 

EDIT: I'd put a split infinitive in my original post and it was driving me crazy!

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Tim Finlay | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 29 2015 10:38 AM

At some point, you might consider using Syntax Search options, which take a bit more time to set up but are often much more powerful than morph searches. Here, you can do in Cascadia, a Syntax Search of a Prepositional Phrase dividing into the Terminal Node dia followed by a word in the genitive case.

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