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Headword: Enupnion
Adler number: epsilon,1503
Translated headword: vision in sleep, dream
Vetting Status: high
[It is called e)nu/pnion "in sleep"] inasmuch as one is sleeping. But [we call] o)/neiros [a dream] which, when sleep ceases, wakes and stirs up [o)ri=non] the soul. Or [it is derived] from ei)/rein, which means to speak.[1]
"Dreams excite the witless."[2]
Greek Original:
Enupnion: eph' hoson tis hupnoi. oneiron de pauomenôn tôn hupnôn, egeiron kai orinon tên psuchên. ê para to eirein, ho esti legein. hoti enupnia anapterousin aphronas.
[1] Artemidorus 1.1b; on the verb ei)/rw, see e.g. epsiloniota 186.
[2] Again at omicron 349. Tentatively attributed to Symeon Metaphrastes by Adler, but actually from the Septuagint (Ecclesiasticus 34.1).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 July 2006@17:38:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 July 2006@05:31:26.
Catharine Roth (made the headword singular) on 23 July 2006@16:50:20.
David Whitehead (source identification; another keyword) on 30 August 2012@10:08:17.
David Whitehead (coding) on 13 January 2016@08:48:09.


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