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Headword: *)amfilafh=
Adler number: alpha,1740
Translated headword: abundant, large, wide-spreading
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] double [sc. in sense], both technical and sophistic. "[Severianus] used to explain Isokratean speeches to me -- and it was then I saw a man both wide-ranging and at the same time abundant in his grasp of political explanations".[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)mfilafh/s, [meaning] large; tantamount to a)mfilabh/s, which is that taken with both hands. "Nor did he miss, either, an abundant profit".[2]
In the Epigrams: "willows, and the sacred and wide-spreading plane".[3]
Greek Original:
*)amfilafh=: diplou=n, texniko/n te kai\ sofistiko/n. e)moi\ de\ e)chgei=to lo/gous *)isokratei/ous: o(/te kai\ ei)=don a)/nqrwpon eu)/rroun te a(/ma kai\ a)mfilafh= th\n dia/noian pro\s ta\s politika\s e)chgh/seis. kai\ *)amfilafh/s, mega/lh: oi(=on a)mfilabh/s, o(/ti a)mfote/rais xersi\ lamba/nesqai au)th=s e)stin. ou)x h(ma/rtane de\ ou)de\ a)mfilafou=s periousi/as. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: i)te/ai, h(/ q' i(era\ ka)mfilafh\s pla/tanos.
For this adjective see already alpha 1739. In the present entry the primary headword, if extracted from the first quotation given, is its masculine accusative singular. The feminine (as the gloss shows) nominative singular follows.
[1] Damascius Life of Isidore fr. 282 Zintzen (285 Asmus, 108 Athanassiadi). See again epsilon 3701 and (more fully) sigma 180.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.170.2.
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; poetry; politics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 August 2000@12:21:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords) on 17 January 2001@07:47:37.
David Whitehead (added note; restorative and other cosmetics) on 25 July 2002@11:36:01.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 22 November 2005@11:48:23.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords) on 21 February 2012@03:38:04.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 March 2012@23:07:30.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2012@07:13:32.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 15 November 2012@01:49:48.
David Whitehead on 24 June 2015@02:54:46.


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