ᴱQ. kaivo i sapsanta “as a corpse into the grave”

⚠️ᴱQ. caivo i sapsanta “as a corpse into the grave”

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The thirteenth phrase of the first version of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/221). Its first word is kaivo “corpse” followed by the article “the” and the allative form of the noun sapsa “sapsa”.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

kaivo i sapsa-nta = “*corpse the grave-into”

Conceptual Development: This phrase appeared in the fourth draft of this poem with the nominative variant form kauvon for “corpse” (OM1d: PE16/62), switched to kaivo in the sixth draft (OM1f: PE16/74).

References ✧ MC/221; PE16/62, 72, 74




kaivo “corpse” ✧ MC/221; PE16/62 (kauvon); PE16/72 (käyvon); PE16/74
“the” ✧ MC/221; PE16/62; PE16/72; PE16/74
sapsa “pit, grave” allative ✧ MC/221 (sapsanta); PE16/62 (saptanta); PE16/72 (säpsänta); PE16/74 (sapsanta)

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