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Headword: *gnw/mh
Adler number: gamma,339
Translated headword: judgement, opinion, proposition
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a decision and a choice.
"To anyone who was around his judgement was god-like, but his departure [was] into the gods." Arrian [sc. writes this].[1]
A gnômê [is] also a subject for speculation. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "early this morning he was robbed of a great proposition by a lizard."[2] And the same [author uses this word for] "public assembly".[3]
Greek Original:
*gnw/mh: h( boulh\ kai\ h( proai/resis. o(/tw| qei/a me\n h( gnw/mh perio/nti, ei)s qeou\s de\ h( metaxw/rhsis. *)arriano/s. *gnw/mh kai\ to\ ske/mma. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: prw/|hn de\ gnw/mhn mega/lhn a)fh|re/qhn u(p' a)skalabw/tou. kai\ th\n dhmhgori/an o( au)to/s.
[1] Arrian, Affairs after Alexander fr.10 Roos-Wirth (FGrH 156 F134). Presumably about Alexander himself; cf. Anabasis 7.27.3.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 169-170 (web address 1 below).
[3] See gamma 336.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; constitution; definition; historiography; history; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 July 2002@13:42:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@03:34:57.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2012@04:56:40.
Catharine Roth (coding, corrected reference, upgraded link) on 13 September 2012@19:29:41.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@06:35:03.


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