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Headword: *)agalmatoforou/menos
Adler number: alpha,136
Translated headword: image-bearing, image-carrying, enshrined as an image
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] carrying in one's mind images or impressions of things that one has thought of. Philo [sc. uses the term] this way.[1]
Greek Original:
*)agalmatoforou/menos: a)ga/lmata h)/toi tu/pous tw=n nohqe/ntwn fe/rwn e)n e(autw=|. ou(/tws *fi/lwn.
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha91 Theodoridis) and elsewhere. The headword is present middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb a)galmatofore/w.
[1] Although the gloss has already defined the headword participle as though it were active, Philo Judaeus [see phi 448, and generally OCD(4) pp.1134-5] uniformly uses it in a passive sense, i.e. "enshrined". Adler and Theodoridis both cite De vita Mosis 1.27; see also De mutatione nominum 21; and cf. De somnis 1.32, De vita Mosis 2.11, 2.209.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 April 1999@12:37:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 9 February 2001@10:28:28.
Jennifer Benedict (title tagging) on 26 March 2008@01:02:38.
David Whitehead (cosmetics; another keyword) on 27 March 2008@07:47:26.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 December 2011@04:25:35.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2013@07:59:24.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 July 2014@12:37:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 May 2024@18:50:57.


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