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Headword: *(/hlios
Adler number: eta,239
Translated headword: sun
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The sun is called h(/lios] from being gathered together [a)olli/zesqai] in the daytime. And at Athens there was a lawcourt [called] Heliaia, from the gathering of men.[1] But the sun [is called h(/lios] from warming [a)leai/nein] which means heating and dispersing. But some say [it is so called] from the breath coming from the mouth to the fingers, which is called blowing [au)/ein] and sighing [a)/zein][2] by imitation of the sound of the heating of the mouth. Empedocles [writes]: "it travels around to leap [over] the great heaven."[3]
Greek Original:
*(/hlios: a)po\ tou= a)olli/zesqai e)n tai=s h(me/rais. kai\ e)n *)aqh/nais de\ dikasth/rion h)=n *(hliai/a, a)po\ th=s sunagwgh=s tw=n a)nqrw/pwn. o( de\ h(/lios a)po\ tou= a)leai/nein, o(/ e)sti qermai/nein kai\ diaxei=n. tine\s de\ a)po\ th=s ginome/nhs diapneu/sews e)k tou= sto/matos pro\s tou\s daktu/lous, o(\ le/getai au)/ein kai\ a)/cein kata\ mi/mhsin th=s fwnh=s th=s qa/lyews tou= sto/matos. *)empedoklh=s: a(lei=sqai me/gan ou)rano\n a)mfipoleu/ei.
An etymology for h(/lios, already at alpha 1109; see also eta 236, eta 237.
[1] See eta 217, eta 218, eta 219.
[2] At alpha 1109, the reading is a)/zein "to sigh"; a)/cein here makes no sense.
[3] Empedocles fr. 41 Diels. (On Empedocles, see epsilon 1002, epsilon 1003.)
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 July 2006@18:50:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 July 2006@03:16:05.
Catharine Roth (punctuation) on 27 July 2006@10:49:30.
David Whitehead on 13 December 2012@06:10:32.


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