νημερτής

in ν

COMPOUND: νημερτής, ές
CATEGORIZATION: A [Part+V+Suf]
MEANING: ‘unerring, infallible’
ETYMOLOGY: ν- neg. particle ‘un-‘ + verbal root ἁμαρτ- (ἁμαρτάνω) ‘do wrong, err, sin’ + adj. suf. -ής, -ές
OCCURRENCE: Il. I, 514; III, 204; VI, 376; XIV, 470; Od. I, 86; III, 19, 101, 327; IV, 314, 331, 349, 384, 401, 452, 462; V, 30, 300; XI, 96, 137, 148; XII, 112; XV, 263; XVII, 140, 549, 556, 561; XXI, 205; ΧΧΙΙ, 166; XXIII, 35.
CASE/GENDER/NUMBER: acc. m. sg., acc. f. (target gender) sg, acc. n. sg., acc. n. sg. (as Adv.), acc. n. pl.
HEADEDNESS: exocentric
CLASSIFICATION: determinative – karmadhāraya
NOTES: vowel lengthening -ε- > -η- in compounding; first member is not a free word in Greek