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Headword: *ai)/sion
Adler number: alphaiota,321
Translated headword: appropriateness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is beautiful, fitting, just.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] u(perai/sion ["excessiveness"], [meaning] that which is beyond due measure, beyond propriety.[2]
Greek Original:
*ai)/sion: to\ kalo/n, me/trion, di/kaion. kai\ *(uperai/sion, to\ u(pe\r th\n moi=ran, u(pe\r to\ prosh=kon.
See also alphaiota 322.
[1] Similarly in other lexica. From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 24.376, where the headword (neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective) occurs.
[2] See upsilon 258.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 19 March 2003@14:53:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 20 March 2003@01:27:09.
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 20 March 2003@03:09:40.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 August 2009@03:03:10.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 May 2012@04:06:00.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2015@06:44:11.


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