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Headword: *)aki/bdhlon
Adler number: alpha,874
Translated headword: unadulterated
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] pure.[1]
"And they say good men are unadulterated, and also vigilant for their own improvement, through preparation which hides away what is worthless while causing the appearance of what is good in things without pretence; for the pretence has been stripped away in how they sound and how they look."[2]
Greek Original:
*)aki/bdhlon: kaqaro/n. kai\ a)kibdh/lous fasi\n ei)=nai tou\s spoudai/ous, fulaktikou/s te ei)=nai tou\s e)pi\ to\ be/ltion ta\ peri\ au(tou\s parista/nein dia\ paraskeuh=s duname/nous th=s ta\ fau=la me\n a)pokruptou/shs, ta\ de\ u(pa/rxonta a)gaqa\ fai/nesqai poiou/shs a)pla/stws. perih|rhke/nai ga\r e)n th=| fwnh=| to\ pla/sma kai\ tw=| ei)/dei.
[1] Masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective, with same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius alpha748 Theodoridis); it must be quoted from somewhere.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.118 (loosely quoted), on some Stoic doctrines.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 February 2000@04:42:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 14 February 2001@08:43:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 November 2006@06:59:40.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 25 January 2012@09:47:35.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@07:57:59.


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