I'm trying to devise a search of BDAG that will allow me to identify at least some of the verb entries for which BDAG notes a dative direct object. There are several ways BDAG does that, but if I can figure out one, the search should be easily adaptable to the others. There won't be a perfect search, but even one that provides data for manual revision would help.
What I've tried (unsuccessfully) is a two-field search in the BDAG module:
1. "foll. by dat."
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#1 is in the Greek entry field to limit the search to the most common verb entries.
#2 is in the English content field to search for any comments BDAG makes about the dative--which in these cases is usually a dative direct object (though not always; might be a dat. comp., etc.).
I've also tried #1 and #2 in reverse order, but no change.
This search throws an error on field 1 about a missing quote mark, though the search is balanced with a quote mark at beginning and end. (I've also tried adding an = but it doesn't help.) My guess is that the periods are messing up the search? (I've also tried searching without the periods ("foll by dat")
I'm obviously doing something wrong. Any suggestions?