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Headword: Horos
Adler number: omicron,627
Translated headword: definition
Vetting Status: high
A [o(/ros] definition is an analytical statement expressed precisely; [1] or [it is] an account [of a peculiar characteristic].[2] But an outline [u(pografh/] is a statement that introduces [us] to the facts by means of an impression, or [it is] a definition which conveys in a simpler form the power of the definition.[3]
Definition differs from demonstration. See also under [the entry] 'demonstration'.[4]
Greek Original:
Horos: horos esti logos kat' analusin apartizontôs ekpheromenos: ê hê apodosis. hupographê de esti logos tupôdôs eisagôn eis ta pragmata, ê horos haplousteron tên tou horou dunamin prosenênegmenos. diapherei de horos apodeixeôs. kai zêtei en tôi apodeixis.
See also alpha 1951, alpha 2929 (and omicron 625 for another meaning of this headword).
[1] Diogenes Laertius 7.60, citing the Stoic Antipater's treatise On definitions.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.60, quoting the Stoic Chrysippus' book On definitions. The word 'of a peculiar characteristic' (i)di/ou) is in Diog.Laert. and is needed for the sense.
[3] Diogenes Laertius 7.60.
[4] alpha 3289; see also omicron 565.
Keywords: definition; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 7 January 2004@14:15:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation; cosmetics, status) on 8 January 2004@00:53:52.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 8 January 2004@03:06:37.
David Whitehead (adjustments) on 19 July 2013@03:12:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 11 February 2021@23:00:20.


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