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Headword: *te/los
Adler number: tau,281
Translated headword: telos
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rule, action. What is rendered unto kings [is] also a telos. Expenditure [is] also a telos; hence [the adjective] polyteles, [meaning something] very expensive. Another meaning of telos is limit [peras]. And [likewise] marriage; hence the prenuptial rites [proteleia].
Greek Original:
*te/los: a)rxh/, pra=cis. te/los kai\ to\ dido/menon toi=s basileu=si. te/los kai\ to\ dapa/nhma: o(/qen polutele/s, to\ poluana/lwton. te/los kai\ to\ pe/ras. kai\ o( ga/mos: o(/qen kai\ ta\ prote/leia.
This compendious entry, also in other lexica (see the copious references at Photius tau139 Theodoridis) draws on a variety of earlier lexica, and also scholia to passages where the headword, a neuter noun with multiple meanings (see LSJ s.v.), occurs: e.g. Homer, Iliad 10.56; Plato, Symposium 205A.
cf. epsilon 1455, pi 2008, tau 271.
Keywords: constitution; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; philosophy; politics; religion; women
Translated by: Z. Philip Ambrose on 18 January 2000@02:08:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 December 2002@11:07:56.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 October 2005@09:34:27.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 8 January 2014@04:46:38.


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