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Headword: *kedno/s
Adler number: kappa,1226
Translated headword: diligent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] intelligent, prudent, or sensible.[1]
Ajax [says]: "for ever since I took into my hand this gift from Hector, my greatest enemy, ... men's [proverb is true]."[2]
Greek Original:
*kedno/s: suneto/s, sw/frwn, h)\ fro/nimos. *ai)/as: ka)gw\ ga/r, e)c ou(= xeiri\ tou=t' e)deca/mhn par' *(/ektoros dw/rhma dusmenesta/tou ... brotw=n.
[1] Same or similar entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and in several Homeric and tragedic scholia; see the references at Photius kappa513 Theodoridis.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 661-664 (web address 1), abridged. In the material the Suda omits is the verse (663) which actually includes the word glossed: ou)/pw ti kedno\n e)/sxon *)argei/wn pa/ra "I have gotten no good [nothing kednon] from the Greeks."
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; epic; ethics; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 18 October 2008@08:39:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added a note and a keyword, cosmetics, status) on 18 October 2008@23:01:14.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 October 2008@04:10:36.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 2 November 2008@05:09:42.
David Whitehead on 13 February 2013@04:17:03.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 November 2014@00:19:32.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 21 July 2019@19:12:20.


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