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Headword: *)agxi/nous
Adler number: alpha,402
Translated headword: tight-witted
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] intelligent, mentally acute.[1]
"Eulogizing the tight-wittedness of the emperor and the holy congress and praising the good counsel of the emperor...".[2]
[It is said] that there are three parts to learning well: tight-wittedness, memory, acuity. And memory is the preservation of what one has learned; acuity is the swiftness of thought; tight-wittedness is the capacity to use what one has learned to pursue what one has not learned.[3]
Greek Original:
*)agxi/nous: suneto\s, o)cu\s to\n nou=n. dhmhgorh/santos tou= basile/ws tou= te i(erou= cullo/gou to\ a)gxi/noun te kai\ bouleutiko\n tou= basile/ws e)paine/santos. o(/ti tri/a me/rh eu)maqei/as, a)gxi/noia, mnh/mh, o)cu/ths. kai\ mnh/mh me/n e)sti th/rhsis, w(=n e)/maqe/ tis: o)cu/ths de\ h( taxu/ths th=s dianoi/as: a)gxi/noia de\ to\ e)c w(=n e)/maqe qhreu/ein kai\ a(\ mh\ e)/maqen.
See also alpha 403.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Menander Protector fr. 5.2 Blockley.
[3] From an ancient Life of Pythagoras (preserved in Photius' Bibliotheke); cf. mu 1155 (end), omicron 437.
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 October 2000@20:50:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 31 October 2000@03:57:26.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 29 April 2002@10:34:36.
David Whitehead (updated a reference) on 3 January 2012@04:37:26.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 9 January 2012@07:18:50.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 11 April 2015@08:45:00.
Catharine Roth (typo, coding) on 11 April 2015@21:31:53.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 11 April 2015@21:34:53.


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