Is it possible to find the basal stem of a verb?

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Chris Cox | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Aug 29 2019 10:48 PM

Greetings everyone,

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to find a (basal) stem of a verb, not a root, lemma or inflection.  E.g., when determining the stem of the verb ἐλπιζω, initially one would think it is ἐλπιζ-, but in fact it is ελπιδ-.  So, does Logos offer a way to find the (basal) stem of a verb.  P.S.  I know most will not be irregular as the example I have provided, but I'm really interested if Logos offers this feature.  

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 29 2019 11:25 PM

Logos does not do this directly. My first idea was to consult a Theological Wordbook/Dictionary (or Analytical lexicon), perhaps one of the more advanced NT Greek lexicons. But I found an article on stems in The Elements of New Testament Greek (Nunn) - it includes your example, and the link will open the book in Logos (if you have it).


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Chris Cox | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 29 2019 11:43 PM

Ok great, thanks for saving me additional time searching for the feature and thanks for the link, well appreciated. 


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