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Headword: *)/ai+dris
Adler number: alpha,678
Translated headword: ignorant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unlearned, inexperienced.[1]
"But I [am] completely obtuse, completely ignorant, I did not notice." Meaning senseless. For i)/dris [means] experienced.[2]
The Theologian [writes]: "I am an old man and experienced of [ = in] many evils."[3]
Greek Original:
*)/ai+dris: a)maqh\s, a)/peiros. e)gw\ d' o( pa/nta kwfo\s, o( pa/nt' a)/i+dris, kathme/lhsa. a)nti\ tou= o( a)nai/sqhtos. i)/dris ga\r o( e)/mpeiros. o( *qeolo/gos: ge/rwn me/n ei)mi kai\ pollw=n kakw=n i)/dris.
cf. alpha 677.
[1] The headword occurs in Homer, Odyssey 10.282 (web address 1 below), and these are the glosses (also in other lexica) of the scholia there.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 911 (web address 2 below), with scholion; again at epsilon 152. For i)/dris, see iota 133.
[3] From Gregory of Nazianzus, Poems about himself (Carmina de se ipso, PG 37.1245a).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; epic; ethics; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2001@20:50:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 March 2001@06:35:10.
Catharine Roth (added betacode and keyword, modified link) on 21 December 2005@12:01:19.
Jennifer Benedict (added link) on 16 March 2008@16:04:14.
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaks) on 16 January 2012@06:45:16.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, upgraded links) on 16 January 2012@17:19:28.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 November 2014@01:00:05.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 12 November 2014@23:53:23.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2014@02:38:59.


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