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Headword: *no/mos
Adler number: nu,480
Translated headword: law, custom
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] ordinance/statute, customary practice.[1]
In Sophocles nomos [is] the nature of what has happened and its habituation.[2]
Inquiry [is] also nomos. The Apostle [says]: "though wishing to be under the nomos, do they not hear the nomos?".[3]
[Note] that we would display law [as being] excellent if we defined it as "right reason for the preservation of those who make use [of it]".[4]
Greek Original:
*no/mos: qesmo/s, sunh/qeia. *no/mos para\ *sofoklei= h( fu/sis tou= gegennhko/tos kai\ to\ e)/qos. *no/mos kai\ h( i(stori/a. o( *)apo/stolos: u(po\ no/mon qe/lontes ei)=nai to\n no/mon ou)k a)kou/ete. o(/ti to\n no/mon spoudai=on deiknu/oimen a)/n, ei) o(risai/meqa au)to\n o)rqo\n lo/gon e)pi\ swthri/a| tw=n xrwme/nwn.
For this headword see also nu 478, nu 481, nu 482, nu 483, nu 484, nu 485, nu 486.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius nu250 Theodoridis.
[2] From the scholia to Sophocles, Ajax 548.
[3] Galatians 4.21-22.
[4] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle’s Topics 144.22-23.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; law; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 1 July 2004@01:15:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified aspects of tr; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 1 July 2004@04:18:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 October 2005@09:05:59.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 17 June 2013@05:01:55.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@05:44:58.


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