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Headword: *)arxai+ko/n
Adler number: alpha,4070
Translated headword: archaic
Vetting Status: high
"Since they understood the simplicity and archaic [nature] of Spyridon's share of piety and moreover his utter ignorance of Greek education, they used to prevent him from going out in public and contending with the sophist at an assembly."[1]
For [his was] an old and archaizing style of speaking,[2] simple and unadorned.[3]
Greek Original:
*)arxai+ko/n: oi( de\ tou= me/rous th=s eu)sebei/as to\ a(plou=n tw=| *spuri/dwni kai\ a)rxai+ko\n suneido/tes, prose/ti de\ kai\ to\ th=s *(ellhnikh=s paidei/as kaqarw=s a)/geuston, e)kw/luon ei)s me/son e)lqei=n kai\ tw=| sofisth=| sumbalei=n e)pi\ suno/dou. palaio\s ga/r tis kai\ a)rxai/+zwn lo/gos, a(plou=s kai\ a)poi/kilos.
The headword adjective, neuter accusative singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] From Symeon Metaphrastes' Lives of the Saints (PG 116, 433a). For Spyridon see also sigma 976.
[2] Cf. [John Chrysostom], On St. Peter's chains 41.1
[3] This phrase appears in other lexica, in discussions of the alpha privative relating to the adjective a)ke/raios.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 April 2001@15:54:07.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, added note, keyword, raised status) on 16 April 2001@11:22:59.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 August 2002@10:08:11.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 April 2012@05:24:13.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@02:47:32.
Catharine Roth (added notes) on 18 November 2015@23:24:02.


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