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Headword: Epaïein
Adler number: epsilon,1929
Translated headword: to grasp, to hear
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to listen.[1] "[... he] understanding a little of dialectic, and being able to grasp something concerning these things, [but] accomplishing nothing more. For old landladies already know the famous "For if A, [so] B. Then again A; hence B."[2]
Greek Original:
Epaïein: akouein. oliga dialektikês hapsamenos, kai hosa epaïein huper autôn echôn, allo ouden pleon periergasamenos: to gar ei to a#, to b#. alla mên to a#: to ara b#: isasin êdê peripheromenon hai pandokoi graes.
The headword infinitive is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] (cf. generally epsilon 1930.) A reversal, deliberate or otherwise, of the equivalent gloss in Photius s.v.: 'not [meaning] to listen, but to understand and appreciate'.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore 356 Zintzen (223 Asmus); also quoted in part at alpha 278, delta 627, pi 179, pi 833.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 August 2007@14:53:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 August 2007@03:15:59.
William Hutton (cross-references) on 3 September 2011@03:18:44.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2012@05:35:42.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 28 August 2013@08:46:44.


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