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Headword: *pla/nhs
Adler number: pi,1688
Translated headword: wanderer, vagabond
Vetting Status: high
[*pla/nhs, genitive] pla/nhtos.[1] "Just like a wandering fellow, proceeding in accordance with a purpose of life."[2] [Used] instead of planh/ths.
Greek Original:
*pla/nhs: pla/nhtos. w(/sper pla/nhs a)/nqrwpos kata\ bi/ou pro/fasin poreuo/menos. a)nti\ tou= planh/ths.
This noun/adjective is of the third declension, as distinguished from the related first declension noun planh/ths (pi 1689).
[1] Lacking, Adler reports, in mss A (original hand; added marginally by a later one) and F.
[2] Adler tentatively attributed this phrase to Damascius; it is now his Life of Isidore fr. 396 Zintzen. The phrase bi/ou pro/fasin "a purpose of life" occurs in the Novellae of Justinian and elsewhere.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 June 2012@01:35:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 June 2012@04:52:05.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@05:21:29.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2016@06:36:45.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 24 June 2016@00:42:41.


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