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Headword: *)astronomi/a
Adler number: alpha,4257
Translated headword: astronomy, astrology
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the arrangement of the stars.[1]
Babylonians were the first to discover this through Zoroaster;[2] and with them Ostanes.[3] They established that [events] happen by a heavenly motion around those who are being born. After them Egyptians and Greeks received this [teaching] and attribute those who are begotten to the movement of the stars.
Also [sc. attested is the proverbial phrase] a)/strois tekmai/resqai ["to judge by stars"], in reference to those traveling a long and lonely journey[4] and reckoning the location of their homelands by stars.
Also [sc. attested is the adjective] a)strw=|os ["starry"], [meaning] the one [who comes] out of the stars.[5]
Magic and astrology began from Magousaeans. For the Persians are called Magog by their countrymen. And the same are [called] Magousaeans.[6]
Greek Original:
*)astronomi/a: h( tw=n a)/strwn dianomh/. prw=toi *babulw/nioi tau/thn e)feu=ron dia\ *zwroa/strou: meq' w(=n kai\ *)osta/nhs: oi(\ e)pe/sthsan th=| ou)rani/a| kinh/sei ta\ peri\ tou\s tiktome/nous sumbai/nein: a)f' w(=n *ai)gu/ptioi kai\ *(/ellhnes e)de/canto kai\ tou\s gennwme/nous a)nafe/rousin ei)s th\n tw=n a)ste/rwn ki/nhsin. kai\ *)/astrois tekmai/resqai, e)pi\ tw=n makra\n kai\ e)/rhmon o(do\n poreuome/nwn kai\ a)/strois shmeioume/nwn ta\s qe/seis tw=n patri/dwn. kai\ *)astrw=|os, o( e)k tw=n a)/strwn. o(/ti magei/a kai\ a)strologi/a a)po\ *magousai/wn h)/rcato. oi( ga/r toi *pe/rsai *magw\g u(po\ tw=n e)gxwri/wn o)noma/zontai. kai\ *magousai=oi, oi( au)toi/.
[1] Comparable glossing, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (3522).
[2] See alpha 2723, zeta 159, zeta 160, zeta 161.
[3] cf. mu 28, omicron 710.
[4] Macarius 2.50.
[5] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (3403).
[6] From gamma 365; cf. mu 29, pi 1367.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 June 2002@20:36:32.
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