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Headword: Ἀπαργμάτων ὡρίων καιριώτερον
Adler number: alpha,2921
Translated headword: more fitting than seasonable grave-offerings
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The Theologian says [this][1] in his Yesterday on the bright day of lights.[2] Meaning enagismata, ["offerings"] which they used to throw into tombs. But καιριώτερον [sc. also means] more necessary.
Greek Original:
Ἀπαργμάτων ὡρίων καιριώτερον: φησὶν ὁ Θεολόγος ἐν τῷ, χθὲς τῇ λαμπρᾷ τῶν φωτῶν ἡμέρᾳ. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐναγισμάτων, ἃ εἰς τοὺς τάφους ἔβαλλον. τὸ δὲ καιριώτερον, ἀναγκαιότερον.
Notes:
[1] Gregorius of Nazianzus, PG 36.377b.
[2] That is, the feast of Epiphany.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 26 March 2001@17:39:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, augmented notes) on 17 August 2002@17:35:11.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 August 2002@05:33:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 March 2012@06:23:05.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2015@09:05:02.

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