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Headword: *pu/smata
Adler number: pi,3255
Translated headword: inquiries
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that in the more recent [writers] [it is] customary to call 'inquiries' the questions examining what the proposed thing is; for example, what a human being is. It is a dialectical premise,[1] in reply to which the person being questioned is able to answer yes or no.
Greek Original:
*pu/smata: o(/ti ta\s e)rwth/seis, ta\s ti/ e)sti to\ prokei/menon e)cetazou/sas, pu/smata e)/qos le/gein toi=s newte/rois. oi(=on, ti/ e)stin a)/nqrwpos. dialektikh\ de\ pro/tasi/s e)sti, pro\s h(\n o( e)rwtw/menos du/natai a)pokri/nasqai nai\ h)\ ou)/.
Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 539.17-24. The headword is the plural of pi 3254, q.v.
[1] See epsilon 3074, pi 2863, and Aristotle, Topics 101b30-31; 104a8-9.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 9 December 2003@12:53:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 9 December 2003@21:46:06.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 10 December 2003@02:57:45.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@07:43:48.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@05:44:13.


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