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Headword: *(aplw=s
Adler number: alpha,3239
Translated headword: simply
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] from necessity; or as at first, and not in another respect.
"They simply had no conception of the things to come; but regarding the very appearance of the ambassadors as ominous they fell into all kinds of lamentations [and wailings]."[1]
"Simply" [means] without qualification.[2]
Polybius [writes]: "than which a more unsuitable time has simply not occurred."[3]
Meaning from necessity, or as at first.
Greek Original:
*(aplw=s: e)c a)na/gkhs: h)\ w(s prw=ton kai\ mh\ kat' a)/llo. a(plw=s de\ ou)de\n ei)=dos tw=n mello/ntwn e)/gnwsan: e)c au)th=s de\ th=s e)mfa/sews tw=n pre/sbewn o)tteuo/menoi ei)s pantodapa\s oi)mwga\s e)ne/pipton. *(aplw=s, xwri\s prosqh/khs. *polu/bios: ou(= kairo\s a)fue/steros ou) ge/gonen a(plw=s. a)nti\ tou= e)c a)na/gkhs, h)\ w(s prw=ton.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Polybius 36.7.1-2 (preserved only here); again at omicron 730.
[2] So already alpha 3238.
[3] Polybius fr. 15 B├╝ttner-Wobst; again at alpha 4661.
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 July 2000@23:36:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes) on 17 March 2001@09:54:43.
David Whitehead (adjusted note numbers; cosmetics) on 1 April 2012@07:45:25.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 2 April 2012@00:45:22.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 April 2012@03:15:46.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 4 March 2015@12:20:52.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 August 2015@05:49:30.
Ronald Allen (cosmetics) on 19 July 2018@22:07:59.


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