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Headword: *)agaphsmo/s
Adler number: alpha,152
Translated headword: affection
Vetting Status: high
They call friendliness "affection" and "lovingness". In Synaristosai ['Ladies Who Lunch'] Menander [writes]:[1] "and the affection, such as it was, for each other that arose from difficulty."[2]
Greek Original:
*)agaphsmo/s: a)gaphsmo\n le/gousi kai\ a)ga/phsin th\n filofro/nhsin. *sunaristw/sais *me/nandros: kai\ to\n e)pi\ kakw=| gino/menon a)llh/lwn a)gaphsmo\n oi(=os h)=n.
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha123 Theodoridis) and elsewhere.
[1] Menander fr. 453 Kock, 387 K.-Th., 338 K.-A.
[2] Or "to an evil end"?
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 April 2000@09:15:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added reference; cosmetics) on 11 February 2001@08:57:22.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 December 2011@06:16:09.
David Whitehead (updated refs) on 16 August 2013@08:17:02.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 24 December 2014@04:47:58.


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