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Headword: *de/on
Adler number: delta,244
Translated headword: appropriate
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is seemly.[1]
"[Good is binding] because it constrains [people] within what is necessary."[2]
Procopius [writes]: "since there was a single spring, [it was] not appropriate for it to be dried up by them drinking out of it."[3]
Greek Original:
*de/on: to\ pre/pon. o(/ti sune/xei e)n oi(=s xrh/. *proko/pios: mi/an phgh\n ou)=san, ou) de/on au)th\n e)kpepwko/twn a)pochranqh=nai.
For this headword see already delta 242, delta 243.
[1] Similarly in ps.-Zonaras; and cf. omicron 811.
[2] Stoic material from Diogenes Laertius 7.99; already under delta 242.
[3] An approximation of Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.7.13.
Keywords: definition; ethics; food; geography; historiography; history; philosophy
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 May 2003@20:40:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 May 2003@05:58:25.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 19 June 2012@03:20:53.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 11 October 2015@05:01:31.


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