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Headword: Συμφορά
Adler number: sigma,1407
Translated headword: chance, circumstance, fortune
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] misfortune, coincidence of evils.
Greek Original:
Συμφορά: ἀτυχία, κακῶν συντυχία.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica (and various scholia; references at Photius sigma719 Theodoridis.
Despite this glossing, the headword noun only usually -- not invariably -- means 'unlucky chance circumstance': cf. sigma 1408, sigma 1409, and see generally LSJ s.v. (Words beginning with syn- denote the coincidence of two or more events. The root for 'chance, fortune' tych- originally denoted hitting a target, the opposites missing a target, but quickly referred to pure chance.)
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 17 May 2000@07:17:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 September 2002@10:01:18.
David Whitehead (expanded hw and note) on 22 August 2011@10:01:23.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2014@08:45:29.

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