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Headword: *)/akairos
Adler number: alpha,827
Translated headword: ill-timed, inopportune
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who/that which which lacks good timing.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the proverbial phrase] "ill-timed goodwill is no different from enmity"; they say that Hippolytus said this to Phaedra when she maintained she loved him and desired him too.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/akairos: o( mh\ e)/xwn kairo/n. kai\, *)/akairos eu)/noia ou)de\n e)/xqras diafe/rei: *(ippo/luton fasi\ tau/thn ei)pei=n pro\s *fai=dran fa/skousan filei=n te kai\ ste/rgein au)to/n.
[1] Same glossing, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (886).
[2] Zenobius 1.50, etc.; Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.400. On H. and P. see generally iota 563, phi 155.
Keywords: daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; mythology; proverbs; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@23:03:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords) on 7 November 2000@06:13:36.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 27 May 2002@09:10:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 January 2012@08:40:06.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:36:53.
David Whitehead on 5 May 2015@11:36:28.


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