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Headword: *nwxelh/s
Adler number: nu,572
Translated headword: sluggish
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] slow/lazy, (?)middling, useless.
Greek Original:
*nwxelh/s: bradu/s, o(malo/s, a)/xrhstos.
For this adjective see already nu 571. The present entry likewise occurs in Photius (nu323 Theodoridis) and other lexica.
The second of its glosses, o(malo/s, normally means "even, level", a meaning not obviously appropriate here, but LSJ s.v. notes the sense "not remarkable, middling, average" in Theocritus. (Thus there seems no need to adopt Toup's suggested emendation, noted by Theodoridis, to o( milo/s; cf. Hesychius mu1359, nu818.)
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics
Translated by: Robert Leigh on 28 October 2009@16:53:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 29 October 2009@01:04:04.
David Whitehead (modified tr and note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 October 2009@04:50:47.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 18 June 2013@04:17:32.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@04:19:41.


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