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Headword: *mh/lh
Adler number: mu,922
Translated headword: probe
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the medical [sc. instrument of that name].[1]
[Note] that when a probe has been inserted into the eye, we do not apprehend the sensible objects, nor the air that happens to be between [sc. the eye and the probe], but what has been illuminated.[2] This is also the reason that perceptions of the proper sense organs are not apprehended.[3]
Greek Original:
*mh/lh: h( i)atrikh/. o(/ti mh/lhs e)nteqei/shs tw=| o)fqalmw=|, ou)k a)ntilambano/meqa tw=n ai)sqhtw=n kai\ ou)de\ tou= metacu\ w(s e)/tuxen a)e/ros e)/xontos, a)lla\ pefwtisme/nou. kai\ au(/th h( ai)ti/a tou= mh\ ta\s ai)sqh/seis tw=n i)di/wn ai)sqhthri/wn a)ntilamba/nesqai.
[1] cf. kappa 649, kappa 652, kappa 1518, mu 940.
[2] cf. John Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle’s De anima 292.19-21. As usual, Philoponus' quotation is modified: his text has lh/mhs "rheum" rather than mh/lhs "probe."
[3] John Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle’s De anima 292.33-34.
Keywords: definition; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 28 May 2009@16:26:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 May 2009@03:40:36.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2013@06:55:24.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 29 August 2020@01:06:58.


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