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Headword: Ὕδωρ
Adler number: upsilon,49
Translated headword: water
Vetting Status: high
"Water [is] either totally tasteless, as the doctors think; or almost tasteless. However it has the power to absorb all juices; that is why it benefits from any kind of juice, if it approaches it."[1]
Interpretation of dreams of [= by] Nicephorus the patriarch. Water gushing from below signifies enemies. To drink clear water, this [is] good. By drinking muddy water you will be among sorrows.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὕδωρ: ὅτι τὸ ὕδωρ ἢ παντελῶς ἄχυμον, ὡς τοῖς ἰατροῖς δοκεῖ: ἢ ἐγγὺς ἄχυμον. ἔχει μέντοι δύναμιν πάντων τῶν χυμῶν δεκτικήν: διὸ καὶ ἀπολαύει παντὸς χυμοῦ, ἂν πλησιάσῃ αὐτῷ. λύσις ὀνείρων Νικηφόρου πατριάρχου: ὕδωρ βλύζον κάτωθεν ἐχθροὺς μηνύει. ὕδωρ διαυγὲς ἐκπίνειν χρηστὸν τόδε. ὕδωρ πίνων ὑλῶδες ἐν λύπαις ἔσῃ.
[1] Joannes Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle's De anima 15.399.30-31, 400.2-4.
[2] From dream-interpretations, in verse, purportedly quoting Nicephorus the patriarch, as in beta 351, theta 11, kappa 1663, mu 302, pi 1841, sigma 133, sigma 1129, tau 1036, and omicroniota 134. See however the note at beta 351.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; dreams; food; imagery; medicine; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 17 July 2009@15:14:00.
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