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Headword: *)akhdi/a
Adler number: alpha,862
Translated headword: disregard, weariness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rashness,[1] annoyance, grief.[2]
David [says]: "and my spirit was wearied within me."[3]
Greek Original:
*)akhdi/a: r(a|qumi/a, a)xqhdw\n, lu/ph. *dabi/d: kai\ h)khdi/asen e)p' e)me\ to\ pneu=ma mou.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (1018).
[2] Akedia (accidie, boredom, despair) was considered one of the chief dangers in the monastic life. See Lampe s.v., and the Institutes of the Coenobia of John Cassian, book 10 (text at web address 1); and under upsilon 290.
[3] Psalm 142.4 LXX; cf. eta 172.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 February 2000@20:59:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword) on 14 February 2001@07:45:23.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note) on 16 December 2001@22:28:33.
Catharine Roth on 16 December 2001@22:30:53.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 5 October 2005@17:42:53.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 26 July 2006@06:31:10.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 26 July 2006@07:19:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 24 January 2012@06:45:14.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 10 May 2012@01:00:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 May 2015@23:38:40.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2015@03:13:34.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2015@07:52:26.


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