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Headword: *ai(rei=s
Adler number: alphaiota,300
Translated headword: you take
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you believe, you judge.[1]
From the Theologian: "and the word persuades [us] not to set an obstacle."[2]
Greek Original:
*ai(rei=s: doca/zeis, h(gh=|. e)k tou= *qeolo/gou: kai\ o( lo/gos ai(rei= mh\ tiqe/nai pro/skomma.
[1] Likewise in other lexica, including Hesychius, who names its source: Euripides fr. 802 (from his Philoctetes). Plato also uses the verb ai(re/w in the sense of "grasp with the mind, understand": see LSJ s.v. A.III.
[2] Gregory of Nazianzus, PG 35.409a. On the phrase lo/gos ai(rei=, see LSJ ai(re/w A.II.5.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 March 2003@18:34:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 7 March 2003@03:13:43.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 25 July 2006@07:03:23.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 March 2011@07:00:29.
David Whitehead (expanded note 1; more keywords) on 16 May 2012@07:47:58.


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