κἀγὼ οὐκ ᾔδειν αὐτόν (John 1:31.a)

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“κἀγὼ” is a crasis combining the coordinating conjunction meaning “and” with the first person, personal, singular, nominative pronoun meaning “I”, meaning together “and I”.

“οὐκ” is a negative particle meaning “not”.

“ᾔδειν” is a first person, singular, pluperfect (acting as an aorist), active, indicative verb meaning “have not” or “did not”.

“αὐτόν” is a third person, personal, masculine, singular, accusative pronoun meaning “him”.

The sense of this clause is “and I did not know him.”

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