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Headword: *)asqe/neia
Adler number: alpha,4153
Translated headword: weakness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] suffering, disease, listlessness.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related participle] a)sqenou=ntas ["them who are weak"], meaning them who are in need; for idiosyncratically they describe fortune as a disease. Aristophanes [writes]: "the poor people who are weak."[2]
Greek Original:
*)asqe/neia: talaipwri/a, no/sos, a)dunami/a. kai\ *)asqenou=ntas, a)nti\ tou= e)n e)ndei/a| o)/ntas: th\n ga\r tu/xhn i)di/ws no/son fasi/n. *)aristofa/nhs: tou\s pe/nhtas a)sqenou=ntas.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 636, preceded here by comment from the scholia there.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; medicine
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 March 2002@23:28:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 11 April 2002@12:54:57.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 26 August 2002@05:05:34.
David Whitehead (another keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@06:59:12.
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