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Headword: *)adolesxi/a
Adler number: alpha,501
Translated headword: idle talk
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] tactlessness, nonsense, incessant [chatter].[1]
Attic [writers] lengthen the alpha.[2]
But a)dolesxi/a ["meditation"] in the Scripture [is] continuous attention.[3]
And [it is construed] with the genitive.
[Note also the future tense] a)dolesxh/sw, meaning I will be unceasingly attentive.[4]
Greek Original:
*)adolesxi/a: a)kairi/a, fluari/a, sune/xeia. *)attikoi\ e)ktei/nousi to\ a. *)adolesxi/a de\ para\ th=| *grafh=|, h( sunexh\s mele/th. kai\ genikh=|. *)adolesxh/sw, a)nti\ tou= dihnekw=s meleth/sw.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius alpha371 Theodoridis.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 1480, where the headword occurs (dative case).
[3] Theodoret (PG 80,1269b) on Psalm 54.2 LXX.
[4] Four times in the Psalms: 76.13, 118.15, 27, 78 LXX.
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2001@01:45:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 30 April 2002@09:13:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 30 July 2007@09:59:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 24 June 2011@07:40:09.
David Whitehead on 11 January 2012@06:27:10.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@05:57:23.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 25 April 2015@11:00:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 April 2015@13:41:37.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2015@07:48:30.


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