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Headword: *faino/mena
Adler number: phi,172
Translated headword: apparent things, phenomena
Vetting Status: high
Plato in the tenth [book] of Republic said: "[sc. these will be] apparent things, not what they truly are." Meaning [things] presenting an appearance, but not [truly] being.[1]
And Aristophanes [says]: "to be exactly who I am, but not to appear [so]." That is, not to modify one's nature, but one's shape.[2]
Greek Original:
*faino/mena: *pla/twn *politei/as deka/tw| e)/fh: faino/mena, ou) me/ntoi o)/nta ge/ pou th=| a)lhqei/a|. a)nti\ tou= fantasi/an a)potelou=nta, ou) me/ntoi ge o)/nta. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: ei)=nai me\n o(/sper ei)mi/, fai/nesqai de\ mh/. toute/sti mh\ a)lla/cai th\n fu/sin, a)lla\ th\n morfh/n.
[1] Plato, Republic 596E (web address 1). Entry so far = Photius phi24 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 441 (web address 2, cf. epsiloniota 158), with scholion.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 29 December 2006@11:10:14.
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