User talk:EastTN

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πρεσβύτερος[edit]

Hi there. Your latest additions seem to be nouns - but this word is an adjective. SemperBlotto 16:06, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

You're right, but the word is used in both an adjectival sense and as a substantive. This is parallel to how we do things in English: I can say "my elder brother" but I can also say "they asked the village elder". The substantive usage shows up fairly often in the New Testament. The lexicons I've seen list both senses. EastTN 18:06, 10 March 2011 (UTC)