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Headword: *)anari/qmhtos
Adler number: alpha,2046
Translated headword: countless, boundless
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] infinite.
Sophocles [writes]: "time, long and boundless, brings forth everything unknown and hides [everything] apparent."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related nominative plural] a)na/riqmoi, [meaning] very many, infinite.[2]
"One man for me is as thirty thousand, but countless men are as no one. This I proclaim even in the house of Persephone," says Heraclitus.[3]
Greek Original:
*)anari/qmhtos: a)/peiros. *sofoklh=s: a(/panq' o( makro\s ka)nari/qmhtos xro/nos fu/ei t' a)/dhla kai\ fane/nta kru/ptetai. kai\ *)ana/riqmoi, plei=stoi, a)/peiroi. ei(=s e)moi\ a)/nqrwpos trismu/rioi: oi( d' a)na/riqmoi ou)dei/s. tau=t' au)dw= kai\ para\ *persefo/nh|, fhsi\n *(hra/kleitos.
The primary headword is perhaps (though not necessarily) extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 646-7 (web address 1). The passage is quoted again, more fully, at pi 1281.
[2] Again, perhaps (though not necessarily) extracted from the quotation which follows
[3] Greek Anthology 7.128.3-4 (with 1), quoted in Diogenes Laertius 9.16.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 October 2000@17:26:13.
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Catharine Roth (Cosmetics, added keywords.) on 5 March 2001@11:09:45.
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