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Headword: *di/osmos
Adler number: delta,1211
Translated headword: smell-transmission
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A term for] the transporting faculty of things that can be smelled in Theophrastus.[1] The sense organ is not the nose, but the mastoid apophysis of the brain.
Greek Original:
*di/osmos: h( diaporqmeutikh\ du/namis tw=n o)sfrantw=n para\ *qeofra/stw|. ou)k e)/sti de\ h( r(i\s to\ ai)sqhth/rion, a)ll' h( mastoeidh\s tou= e)gkefa/lou a)po/qesis.
John Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle's de anima (Hayduck) 354.13-14 and 353.29-30, cf. 392.32. Repeated at rho 186, and see also omicron 721. Here and at rho 186 the final noun, apophysis, has been corrupted to apothesis.
[1] Not independently attested in Theophrastus.
Keywords: definition; medicine; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 20 May 2005@01:38:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note and keywords) on 20 May 2005@02:51:46.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 23 May 2005@12:17:34.
David Whitehead on 13 July 2012@04:22:44.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 13 July 2012@04:25:21.
Catharine Roth (expanded abbreviation) on 5 September 2016@21:54:08.


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