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Headword: Katakôchê
Adler number: kappa,595
Translated headword: possession, inspiration
Vetting Status: high
Some [sc. use this form] instead of katoxh/.[1]
"If one should take Proclus' book On the Mother in his hands, he will see that [it reveals all] the theology concerning the goddess, not without divine inspiration."[2]
Greek Original:
Katakôchê: enioi anti tou katochê. tên biblon Proklou tên Mêtrôiakên ei tis meta cheiras laboi, opsetai, hôs ouk aneu theias katakôchês tên theologian tên peri theou.
See also kappa 594, kappa 596; and cf. kappa 597.
[1] Similar comment (as Adler notes) in the lexicon of Cyril. In fact the headword is closely related to katoxh/, differing only in having a reduplication of the root -ox- (from *sogh/segh/sgh as in the verb e)/xw).
[2] Marinus, Life of Proclus 33: quoted more fully at pi 2473.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 July 2008@02:01:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 July 2008@03:31:13.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 15 July 2008@13:48:30.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1) on 23 March 2011@07:03:08.
David Whitehead on 31 January 2013@07:54:54.


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