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Headword: *duskolai/nein
Adler number: delta,1649
Translated headword: to quibble
Vetting Status: high
Aristotle says [this]:[1] for he who through inappropriate answers ruins and prevents the syllogism from being realized is quibbling. Quibbling is an answer contrary to logical answers that ruins the syllogism.[2]
Greek Original:
*duskolai/nein: le/gei *)aristote/lhs: duskolai/nei ga\r o( mh\ dia\ proshkousw=n a)pokri/sewn fqei/rwn kai\ kwlu/wn gi/nesqai sullogismo/n. duskoli/a de/ e)stin a)po/krisis para\ ta\s dialektika\s a)pokri/seis sullogismou= fqartikh/.
[1] More exactly, Alexander of Aphrodisias: boiled down from his Commentary on Aristotle's Topica 558.9-12 and 559.5-6 Wallies (on Topica 160b3).
[2] For this verb see LSJ entry at web address 1. For syllogisms see sigma 1345, sigma 1347.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 5 October 2001@12:49:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (simplified link) on 5 October 2001@15:05:39.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 5 October 2001@15:08:00.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; cosmetics) on 18 October 2003@08:39:05.
David Whitehead on 22 July 2012@05:16:38.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 November 2015@03:09:48.


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