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Headword: Nux
Adler number: nu,612
Translated headword: night
Vetting Status: high
The kindly time, and darkness.[1]
Night is the shadow of the earth, but not just any [shadow], but that which occurs with the sun as cause, because it is in the hemisphere below the earth, as [it appears] to those for whom it is night; just as an incontinent [man] is not one who is controlled by pleasure in general, but one [who is controlled] by a certain [pleasure].[2]
Greek Original:
Nux: euphronê, kai hê skotia. nux esti skia gês, all' ouch hê tuchousa, all' hê ginomenê para tên tou hêliou aitian tôi einai auton en tôi hupo gên, hôs pros toutous par' hois estin hê nux, hêmisphairiôi. hôsper ouch ho huph' hopoiasoun hêdonês kratoumenos akratês, all' ho hupo tinos.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius nu296 Theodoridis). On eu)fro/nh, a poetic and Ionic euphemism for night, see epsilon 3811 and epsilon 3812.
[2] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 466.16-20 Wallies.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 August 2006@22:40:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 August 2006@03:35:36.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 June 2013@06:37:27.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@06:59:41.


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