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Headword: *monh/rhs bi/os
Adler number: mu,1219
Translated headword: solitary life
Vetting Status: high
"To those who have taken up the solitary life[1] to conduct themselves as [sc. befitting the] solitary, and for him who has obtained the condition of priesthood to serve as priest in a holy manner, and for each to maintain [the discipline] which he has practiced."
Greek Original:
*monh/rhs bi/os. toi=s to\n monh/rh e)panh|rhme/nois bi/on ou(/tw dia/gein w(s monh/rh, kai\ to\n i(era=sqai laxo/nta o(si/ws i(erateu/ein, kai\ e(/kaston a(\ h)/skhtai metie/nai.
The headword phrase occurs in the accusative in Hesychius mu1607, as it does in the quotation (of unknown origin) appended here. Hesychius glosses the phrase with monaxiko\n bi/on "monastic life."
[1] This verb, e)panaire/omai, is frequently used to describe the choice of a particular way of life (often but not necessarily religious).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 July 2009@18:41:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks) on 2 August 2009@04:44:21.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@08:42:06.


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