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Ephesians 2:6

Ephesians 2.6, SUNEK’AQISEN >EN TO’IS … etc.

inflection of the first aorist, 3 p singular, SUNEKAQISEN, whence the final nu?

Inflections in Smyth, #383, p. 115, ELUSA, ELUSAS, ELUSE, with no final nu; but methinks I’ve seen that final nu often, don’t know where.

Is there a rule?

It’s a handy nu, with a vowel following; is that the reason? Any citations to a grammar (Smyth, Goodwin and Gulick, Wallace)?

Thanks much / Andrew Porter, app@jedp.com

Stephen Carlson says:

It’s the so-called “movable nu,” generally to avoid hiatus with a following, and quite common in Koine. See Smyth § 134; BDF § 20.

Stephen