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Headword: *)agnwmo/nws
Adler number: alpha,284
Translated headword: senselessly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] mindlessly, or gracelessly. The unlearned are called senseless -- without discernment -- in Plato.[1]
And Demosthenes in the Philippics [sc. uses the word] to mean a)logi/stws ["without reason"] and a)bou/lws ["without counsel"].[2]
And the Theologian [writes]: "o [you], even more senseless than Jews."[3] Meaning "more mindless".
Greek Original:
*)agnwmo/nws: a)noh/tws, h)\ a)xari/stws. le/gontai de\ para\ *pla/twni a)gnw/mones, a)su/ggnwstoi, oi( a)maqei=s. kai\ *dhmosqe/nhs e)n toi=s *filippikoi=s a)nti\ tou= a)logi/stws kai\ a)bou/lws. kai\ o( *qeolo/gos: w)= kai\ *)ioudai/wn a)gnwmone/stere. a)nti\ tou= a)nohto/tere.
[1] Plato, Republic 5.450D; likewise in Photius alpha217 Theodoridis.
[2] Demosthenes 2.26. This paragraph of the entry comes from Harpokration s.v.
[3] Gregory of Nazianzus, in Oration 38 (PG 36.329.13) and again in Oration 45 (PG 36.661.7).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Roger Travis on 23 October 2000@13:28:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 February 2001@07:22:37.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 July 2011@09:30:45.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@08:35:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 February 2015@23:46:27.


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