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Headword: *)aporou=nti
Adler number: alpha,3505
Translated headword: puzzling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone who is] asking.[1] "As he was puzzling by what means he had come back to life, this man said ...."[2]
Greek Original:
*)aporou=nti: e)rwtw=nti. a)porou=nti de\ au)tw=|, ti/ni mhxanh=| a)nebi/w, to/nde fa/nai.
The headword participle, in the masculine dative singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] The headword verb specifically means to be at a loss, hence asking questions from a state of puzzlement. See web address 1 below for the LSJ entry; also alpha 3506, alpha 3507.
[2] Once considered a fragment of Damascius, Life of Isidore (fr.116 Asmus), but more probably, according to John Burnet, from a Life of Pythagoras.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 June 2001@16:15:05.
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Catharine Roth (modified translation, cosmetics, keywords) on 21 August 2002@21:22:49.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 21 August 2002@21:26:31.
David Whitehead (modified headword; rectified and expanded ref) on 22 August 2002@03:22:49.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 17 September 2010@23:16:59.
David Whitehead (added primary note, missing note number, and another keyword) on 18 September 2010@07:09:34.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2012@04:05:39.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2015@06:52:16.


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