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Headword: *)enteuco/menos
Adler number: epsilon,1469
Translated headword: about to meet, about to run into
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] about to discuss/engage in dialectic discussion.
Greek Original:
*)enteuco/menos: dialexqhso/menos.
Same entry in other lexica. The headword -- masculine nominative singular of the future participle (middle, as always) of e)ntugxa/nw -- must be quoted from somewhere. (Extant possibilities are all post-classical.)
This verb has many meanings, but a specific one in philosophy, 'meet others or another in a session (arranged or not) of dialectic discussion in the baths' (see e)/nteucis, epsilon 1468). It may also mean 'meet (by rendezvous or not) with an official to make a petition'. See LSJ at web address 1.
The future passive participle which constitutes the gloss belongs to the verb diale/gomai, regarded as a deponent verb with alternative middle or passive forms. It apparently invokes the process of being questioned, examined and refuted (e)/legcis) that characterizes dialectic.
The headword verb represents well the continuing presence of the image of 'aiming and hitting with a little bit of luck' in tugxa/nw and its compounds (alpha 3591, sigma 1639 and cross-references). When I make a rendezvous with, or otherwise try to meet, someone, it is not clear that he will be there; when I attend a discussion, a committee meeting or seminar, it is never certain exactly who will be there; when I run into someone by chance in the street or the baths and stay to talk, it may be by chance but with a sense of welcome opportunity. It is as if I had hit a target. See A.W. Gomme's useful note on the meaning of e)/tuxe in his Historical Commentary on Thucydides, vol. 3, pp. 488-89.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 20 January 2003@07:31:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified link) on 7 March 2003@11:21:39.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 30 August 2012@04:01:01.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 January 2016@06:45:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 10 April 2017@01:46:55.


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