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Headword: *mei=on
Adler number: mu,850
Translated headword: less
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] shorter, smaller.
"He used to spread out [his] whole soul towards increase of virtue and diminution of vice".[1] "[...] no less than Socrates regarding inquiry into what is true. Since he, even having been ordered by the Thirty not to have dialectical conversations, was not capable of obeying the order."[2]
And elsewhere: "but im many battles they endured the less".[3]
Greek Original:
*mei=on: e)/latton, mikro/teron. o( de\ ei)s au)/chsin th=s a)reth=s kai\ mei/wsin th=s kaki/as o(/lhn e)ceke/xuto th\n yuxh/n. ou)de/n ti mei=on h)\ o( *swkra/ths ei)s th\n zh/thsin tou= a)lhqou=s. e)pei\ kai\ e)kei=nos u(po\ tw=n l# mh\ diale/gesqai prostaxqei\s ou)x oi(=o/s te h)=n pei/qesqai tw=| prosta/gmati. kai\ au)=qis: oi( de\ e)n ma/xais pollai=s e)/feron to\ mei=on.
[1] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 60 Zintzen (28 Asmus); cf. epsilon 3988, iota 122, omicron 146.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 336 Zintzen (150 Asmus). For Socrates see generally sigma 829.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; history; military affairs; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 23 January 2004@14:45:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 23 January 2004@19:11:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 24 January 2004@03:47:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 24 January 2004@04:02:12.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 22 November 2005@12:02:14.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2013@08:28:15.


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