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#1 Susan



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Posted Yesterday, 02:26 PM

I’m working in BDAG, attempting to search a lexicon entry for Greek text. My trouble is that it doesn’t seem to recognize different inflections of the word I type in the search bar. This is in contrast to any search I do in the Biblical texts, which always find all inflections. My basic question is: how do I tell it to search for any inflection?


My example: I’m in the entry for καλός (Greek entry field) and I want to search within that entry for ἀγαθός (Greek content field). It gives me no hits. I can instead search for αγα*, and that works:


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This identifies ἀγαθῇ and gets me what I need here, and in general it's probably a fine approach for adjectives, but not optimal solution for words that inflect in more complicated ways. What am I missing here?



#2 Helen Brown

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Posted Today, 12:09 AM

None of the tools are "tagged" in this way, i.e. the words in the text are not linked to the lemmas. Using wildcards is your best option.

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