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Headword: *spoudai=os
Adler number: sigma,970
Translated headword: excellent, good, serious
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] wise.
Virtuous, of good repute; the opposite of a base person.[1]
"But when he learned that the place is holy due to the [presence] in it of a daemon to be taken seriously."[2] That is, to be honored.
[An example of the] construction [of this word]: "I hear that [he] is wealthy [...] but not at all excellent."[3]
Greek Original:
*spoudai=os: sofo/s. e)na/retos, eu)do/kimos, o( a)ntidiastello/menos tw=| fau/lw|. w(s de\ e)/maqen i(ero\n ei)=nai to\n xw=ron e)k tou= e)n au)th=| spoudazome/nou dai/monos. toute/sti timwme/nou. su/ntacis. plou/sion me\n a)kou/w, spoudai=on de\ ou)de\n o)/nta.
[1] All these glosses, like the headword itself, are masculine (in the nominative singular) and are therefore descriptions of persons.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler suggests Aelian.) It uses the verb spouda/zw (cf. sigma 967) rather than the adjective spoudai=os.
[3] Abbreviated from Aelian fr. 83 Hercher (on L. Annaeus Cornutus); see in full at kappa 2098.
Keywords: definition; economics; ethics; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 10 July 2003@11:29:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added notes) on 10 July 2003@18:26:37.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 11 July 2003@03:03:50.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 30 December 2004@00:47:57.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.2) on 10 May 2011@06:42:17.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2013@07:16:10.


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