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Headword: Adên
Adler number: alpha,463
Translated headword: enough, to excess
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] plenty or to surfeit, sufficiently, abundantly.
Or furiously, in excess.
In Charmides [sc. Plato writes]: "since we have enough of those things."[1]
And Herodotus [writes]: "when they had had enough killing, they drove off the rest of them."[2]
"When the fire had spread about enough to the houses near the walls, the city was filled with confusion."[3]
And elsewhere: "they had enjoyed enough wine in the evening and carried on into the night."[4]
And elsewhere: "they were drawing off wine to excess and without experience, and when they had fallen over they lay down at random as each of them happened to."[5]
And elsewhere: "the Celts filled up with enough wine and other things, being undisciplined in nature and having a country which was unfertile and unsuitable for any other things except for the fruits of Demeter.[6] Their bodies were big and voluptuous and full of flaccid flesh, and because of gluttony and drunkenness they were given over to bulk and weight; they were altogether incapable of runs and labours. And they were quickly made faint with sweat and wheezing whenever something [like running and working] was necessary."[7]
And elsewhere: "when the royal advisors came into power they set about excessively consuming the public funds [and] Sybaritically debauching the young man."[8]
Greek Original:
Adên: halis ê eis koron, hikanôs, arkountôs. ê labrôs, katakorôs. en Charmidêi: epei de tôn toioutôn adên echomen. kai Hêro- dotos: hôs de adên eichon kteinontes, ta loipa autôn êlaunon. epinemomenou te adên tou puros tas anchou teichôn oikias, tarachês eplêsthê hê polis. kai authis: hoi de oinôi adên echrônto hesperioi kai es nukta teleutôntes. kai authis: hoi de adên kai apeirôs spôsi tou oinou kai anatrapentes ekeinto hôs etuchon autôn hekastoi eikêi. kai authis: tou de oinou kai tôn allôn adên enepimplanto hoi Keltoi tên te phusin ontes akrateis kai chôran echontes, hoti mê pros Dêmêtriakous karpous, tôn allôn agonon kai aphua. ta te sômata autois megala onta kai truphêla kai sarkôn hugrôn mesta, kai hupo tês adêphagias kai methês es onkon kai baros execheito: es dromous de kai ponous adunata pampan. kai hupo hidrôtos kai asthmatos hopou ti deoi exeluonto tacheôs. kai authis: hoi de basilikoi en exousiai genomenoi tou adên ta dêmosia katanaliskein Subaritikôs ton neon kraipalan enêrgoun.
[1] Plato, Charmides 153D (web address 1 below). The entry so far has drawn on scholia to that passage; see also Photius and other lexica.
[2] Herodotus 9.39.2 (web address 2 below).
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[5] Aelian fr. 76b Domingo-Forasté (part of 73 Hercher); cf. alpha 2108, sigma 974.
[6] That is, cereals; cf. delta 428. (The jibe sounds paradoxical, given that grain-growing land is fertile by definition.)
[7] Appian, Celtica fr. 7.
[8] Malchus fr. 9 FHG (and Cresci), on Zeno; again at zeta 84. For "Sybaritically" see generally sigma 1271.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 May 2001@14:13:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 May 2001@06:22:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 January 2012@08:30:42.
Catharine Roth (expanded and renumbered notes, added cross-references, upgraded links) on 1 February 2012@01:16:15.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 January 2015@07:54:20.
Catharine Roth (note tweaks) on 14 February 2015@11:05:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 April 2015@10:57:12.


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