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Headword: Aekêlia
Adler number: alpha,543
Translated headword: unseemly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] not quiet, nor peaceful, but turbulent [ones].[1] One must understand this with synaloephe as a denial of [sc. being] at rest:[2] referring to those things at which one cannot keep quiet, but, on the contrary, must be disturbed; or a)ekou/sia ["against one's will"], those things that someone would not willingly bear. Or a)eike/lia, i.e. unfitting. Homer [writes]: "unseemly deeds".[3]
Greek Original:
Aekêlia: ouch hêsucha, oud' eirênaia, alla tarachôdê. pros tên sunaloiphên eklêpteon kata apophasin tou hekêlou: eph' hois ouch hoion te hêsuchazein, alla tounantion tarassesthai: ê aekousia, ha ouk an tis hekôn pathoi. ê aeikelia, hoion apeoikota. Homêros: aekêlia erga.
The headword, a neuter plural, is extracted from the Homeric passage quoted at the end of the entry.
[1] This initial glossing is absent, Adler reports, from mss AS.
[2] That is, a running together of alpha privative and e(/khlos.
[3] Homer, Iliad 18.77 (web address 1 below), the scholia to which are drawn on here. Compare generally alpha 620, alpha 624.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2000@11:55:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Altered wording, added note, link, and keywords.) on 24 September 2000@01:30:42.
David Whitehead (expanded note 2; cosmetics) on 23 July 2003@07:31:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 11 January 2012@11:36:18.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2015@05:02:43.


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