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Headword: *)wrgasme/nos
Adler number: omega,163
Translated headword: kneaded, tempered
Vetting Status: high
Meaning softened,[1] moistened. Plato in Theaetetus [writes]: "when the wax in the soul is deep and abundant and smooth and moderately kneaded ...".[2] But [the verb] o)rga/zein properly means to moisten the clay with the hands and mix it.
Greek Original:
*)wrgasme/nos: a)nti\ tou= memalagme/nos, a)nadedeume/nos. *pla/twn *qeaith/tw|: o(/tan me\n o( kairo/s tou e)n th=| yuxh=| baqu/s te kai\ polu\s kai\ lei=os kai\ metri/ws w)rgasme/nos. *)orga/zein de\ kuri/ws to\ tai=s xersi\ to\n phlo\n a)nadeu/ein kai\ fura=n.
Perfect middle/passive participle (in the nominative masculine singular) of the verb mentioned and defined below; cf. mu 813, omicron 517.
[1] From Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; also in Hesychius.
[2] Plato, Theaetetus 194C (web address 1).
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Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 September 2005@16:23:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 September 2005@03:45:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 8 August 2011@09:06:06.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 8 August 2011@11:36:06.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 1 November 2013@05:46:46.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 June 2014@00:21:23.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 22 December 2014@23:28:59.


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