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Headword: *tuxai/a
Adler number: tau,1230
Translated headword: accidental
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [occurring] by chance.[1] "Not appearing by some uncaused chance according to some irregular and accidental production, but as the necessary order of nature requires the sequence in what comes into being, so he says each thing has come into existence." Saint Gregory of Nyssa says [this] in his Cosmogeneia.[2]
Greek Original:
*tuxai/a: a)nti\ tou= kata\ tu/xhn. ou)k au)toma/tw| tini\ suntuxi/a| kata/ tina a)/takton kai\ tuxai/an fora\n ou(/tws a)nafaino/mena, a)ll' w(s h( a)nagkai/a th=s fu/sews ta/cis e)pizhtei= to\ e)n toi=s ginome/nois a)ko/louqon, ou(/tws e(/kasta gegenh=sqai/ fhsin. o( a(/gios *grhgo/rios o( *nu/sshs e)n th=| *kosmogenei/a| le/gei.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in mss AF (and placed later in V).
[1] The unglossed headword is feminine nominative singular of tuxai=os (LSJ entry at web address 1); it is either quoted from somewhere in that form or else, and more probably, generated by the accusative in the quotation given.
[2] On the Six Days PG 44.72c.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 August 2001@21:36:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 1 September 2002@07:52:21.
Catharine Roth (added keywords) on 3 October 2005@00:57:49.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 March 2010@08:22:08.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks) on 16 January 2014@08:20:01.


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