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Headword: *fau=los
Adler number: phi,142
Translated headword: slight, paltry
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cheap, difficult.[1]
"Claudius [the] emperor of [the] Romans did not have a worthless soul; he was practiced in literature to the point of writing some [books]."[2]
"Plato has used the same words with different meanings, like fau=los."[3]
And elsewhere: "but being difficult in disposition, and he punishes [people] too much for very trivial [things]."[4] That is, for cheap ones.
Greek Original:
*fau=los: eu)telh/s, xalepo/s. h)=n de\ *klau/dios basileu\s *(rw- mai/wn ou) fau=los th\n yuxh/n: e)n paidei/a| de\ h)/skhto w(s kai\ gra/yai tina/. o(/ti *pla/twn ke/xrhtai e)pi\ diafero/ntwn shmainome/nwn toi=s au)toi=s o)no/masin, oi(=on o( fau=los. kai\ au)=qis: o( de\ o)rgh\n xalepo\s w)/n, kai\ a)/gan e)pi\ toi=s faulota/tois kola/zei. toute/sti toi=s eu)tele/si.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica; cf. phi 140, phi 141, phi 143 (and epsiloniota 188).
[2] John of Antioch fr.85 FHG (4.572), now 165 Roberto; cf. Cassius Dio 60.2.1, and kappa 1708.
[3] Diogenes Laertius 3.63.
[4] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable. (Adler tentatively suggests deleting the 'and'.)
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 23 (1919) p. 19
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 September 2011@19:38:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 September 2011@04:50:25.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@04:01:53.
David Whitehead (expanded n.4) on 11 April 2014@08:09:17.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 11 April 2014@09:55:18.
Catharine Roth (bibliography) on 15 June 2014@01:15:08.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 January 2015@03:27:51.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 January 2015@00:02:06.


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