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Headword: *)/asplagxnos
Adler number: alpha,4213
Translated headword: gutless
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] undaring, base, craven, cowardly. Sophocles [writes]: "not by nature gutless [sc. though] born of that man." [Meaning] by nature weak and other than that of his father.
Greek Original:
*)/asplagxnos: a)/tolmos, tapeino\s, deilo\s, yuxro/s. *sofoklh=s: mh/ toi fu/sin a)/splagxnos e)kei/nou gegonw/s. fu/sin de\ a)sqenh= kai\ a)lloi/an para\ th\n tou= patro/s.
Sophocles, Ajax 472 (web address 1 below), with scholion; Ajax is speaking, of himself and his father Telamon.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; imagery; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 January 2002@06:50:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 January 2002@05:19:18.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 25 April 2012@07:04:15.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@11:22:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 30 November 2015@01:12:59.


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