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Headword: Ἀλαός
Adler number: alpha,1071
Translated headword: unseeing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who is blind. [sc. The word is formed] by [alpha-]privation of the [verb] λάειν , which is to look/see.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] ἀλασκοπιήν ["blind man's watch"]. Homer [writes]: "nor did he keep a blind man's watch".[Used] proverbially: meaning he did not keep a lookout blindly.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀλαός: ὁ τυφλός. κατὰ στέρησιν τοῦ λάειν, ὅ ἐστι βλέπειν. καὶ Ἀλαοσκοπιήν. Ὅμηρος: οὐδ' ἀλαοσκοπιὴν εἶχε. παροιμιακῶς: ἀντὶ τοῦ οὐ τυφλῶς ἐσκοπίαζεν.
Notes:
The primary headword is quoted from Homer, Odyssey 8.195; see the scholia there.
cf. generally alpha 1072.
[1] For this verb see lambda 35. Same or similar material in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
[2] Homer, Iliad 10.515 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; imagery; medicine; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 November 2000@00:14:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; corrected note; cosmetics) on 8 November 2000@06:38:37.
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Catharine Roth (corrected link) on 20 April 2012@01:25:05.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 20 August 2013@01:32:20.
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