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Headword: *)anapo/dotos
Adler number: alpha,2027
Translated headword: not to be returned
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that a "gift" is giving which need not be returned; "giving" [is] the genus of "gift."
Greek Original:
*)anapo/dotos: o(/ti h( dwrea\ do/sis e)sti\n a)napo/dotos, h( de\ do/sis ge/nos th=s dwrea=s.
Aristotle, Topics 125a18, quoted from delta 1453. The sense is that a "gift" (dwrea/) is a specific type of "giving" (do/sis), one which requires no gift in return. See LSJ entry for the headword at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 October 2000@20:39:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Modified translation; added cross-reference and link.) on 27 October 2000@21:12:47.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 July 2002@09:48:46.
David Whitehead on 27 February 2012@06:26:53.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 15 December 2013@22:59:45.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2015@03:35:51.


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