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Headword: Τίς
Adler number: tau,654
Translated headword: who? someone
Vetting Status: high
Meaning no-one. David [says]: "God, who will be likened to you?".[1]
The [word] tis also signifies different things: "who understood the mind of the Lord?."[2] Also, "who measured the water with his hand? Who made the mountains to stand with their weight?."[3] The tis there does not signify something completely impossible but something rare. As is the case in, "who will rise up for me against evildoers?.".[4] Also, "who is the man desiring life?.".[5]
And [there is] a proverb: "someone at Kydon's"; in reference to those receiving strangers kindly. From Kydon of Corinth, a man hospitably disposed.[6]
Exceedingly. "Always someone at Kydon's" [is] the full [version].[7]
Greek Original:
Τίς: ἀντὶ τοῦ οὐδείς. Δαβίδ: ὁ θεός, τίς ὁμοιωθήσεταί σοι; σημαίνει δὲ τὸ τίς διάφορα: τίς ἔγνω νοῦν κυρίου; καί, τίς ἐμέτρησε τῇ χειρὶ τὸ ὕδωρ; τίς ἔστησε τὰ ὄρη σταθμῷ; τὸ τίς ἐνταῦθα οὐ τὸ ἄπορον παντελῶς, ἀλλὰ τὸ σπάνιον δηλοῖ. ὡς ἐπὶ τοῦ, τίς ἀναστήσεταί μοι ἐπὶ πονηρευομένοις; καί, τίς ἐστιν ἄνθρωπος ὁ θέλων ζωήν; καὶ παροιμία: Τίς ἐν Κύδωνος: ἐπὶ τῶν φιλοφρόνως δεχομένων τοὺς ξένους. ἀπὸ Κύδωνος Κορινθίου, φιλοξένως διατεθέντος. ὑπερβαλλόντως. ἀεί τις ἐν Κύδωνος τὸ πλῆρες.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1532b) on Psalm 82:2 LXX.
[2] Romans 11:34.
[3] Isaiah 40:13.
[4] Psalm 93:16 LXX.
[5] Psalm 33:13 LXX.
[6] Likewise in Photius' Lexicon (tau322 Theodoridis), taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist.
[7] Zenobius 2.42, etc.; see already at alpha 642.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 19 June 2003@08:14:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keyword) on 19 June 2003@08:53:33.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 August 2006@04:56:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 May 2011@07:59:33.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 January 2014@08:19:27.
David Whitehead (codings) on 28 May 2016@09:44:12.


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