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Headword: Aglôttia
Adler number: alpha,271
Translated headword: tonguelessness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] quiet, silence.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] tongueless, [meaning] voiceless, speechless.
"Now having fallen to the earth, tongueless and voiceless, I lie, refusing emulous ambition."[2]
Greek Original:
Aglôttia: hêsuchia, siôpê. kai Aglôssos, ho anaudos, ho aphônos. nun eis gan aglôssos, anaudêtos te pesousa, keimai, mimêtên zêlon anênamenê.
LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; references at Photius alpha202 Theodoridis.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.191.5-6 (Archias), epitaph for a jay; cf. Gow and Page (412-413); more fully at alpha 2757, cf. alpha 2742 and kappa 1422. For other applications of the adjective, including the literal (Aristotle on the crocodile), see LSJ s.v. (web address 2).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Roger Travis on 6 October 2000@12:53:45.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, cosmetics, set status) on 18 June 2001@01:53:38.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 18 June 2001@03:12:08.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2001@03:13:41.
Catharine Roth (added links) on 19 June 2001@21:31:08.
Catharine Roth (restored punctuation) on 12 February 2007@14:11:59.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; raised status) on 13 February 2007@03:07:33.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 January 2012@04:52:54.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@08:17:33.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 5 November 2018@20:48:25.


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