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Headword: *)/afanton fw=s
Adler number: alpha,4554
Translated headword: secret light
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that [made] out of a fire-producing stone.[1] Sophocles in Philoctetes [writes]: "but rubbing stone on stones I laboriously brought forth a secret light, which preserves me always. For a roof to house [me] with a fire supplies everything, except my not being diseased."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/afanton fw=s: to\ e)k puri/tou li/qou. *sofoklh=s *filokth/th|: a)ll' e)n pe/troisi pe/tron e)ktri/bwn mo/lis e)/fhn' a)/fanton fw=s, o(\ kai\ sw/|zei m' a)ei/. oi)koume/nh ga\r ou)=n ste/gh puro\s me/ta pa/nt' e)kpori/zei, plh\n tou= mh\ nosei=n e)me/.
The headword phrase is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] cf. pi 3217, pi 3222.
[2] Sophocles, Philoctetes 296-299 (web address 1 below); cf. again pi 3222.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; imagery; medicine; mythology; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 August 2001@17:03:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 9 August 2001@04:21:16.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; added a note; another keyword) on 25 March 2008@04:06:22.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 6 May 2012@06:09:50.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@04:57:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 22 December 2015@22:28:01.


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