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Headword: *)amaura/
Adler number: alpha,1511
Translated headword: faint [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dark [ones]. Whence also 'faint',[1] [meaning] that which is not conspicuous.[2]
And Arrian [writes]: "for these reasons even for the future I have no faint a hope that [things] will go well for me."[3]
Greek Original:
*)amaura/: skoteina/. o(/qen kai\ a)mauro/n, to\ mh\ diafane/s. kai\ *)arriano/s: e)c w(=n kai\ ta\ u(po/loipa di' e)lpi/dos e)/xw ou)k a)maura=s, o(/ti kalw=s moi e(/cei.
[1] i.e. the neuter singular of the headword.
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1145 Theodoridis. Latte on Hesychius s.v. a)mauro/n regards a)maura/ as extracted from the Septuagint (Leviticus 13.4), but there are numerous other possibilities.
[3] Arrian, Parthica p.77 Roos (FGrH 156 F118). In this common Greek idiom, 'no(t) faint' means strong.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 April 2001@21:49:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 25 April 2001@04:31:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 28 March 2006@07:50:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword) on 12 February 2012@08:24:49.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 March 2012@00:52:07.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 August 2013@08:58:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 June 2015@02:58:30.
David Whitehead (coding) on 15 August 2015@08:11:07.


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