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Headword: *pla/nh
Adler number: pi,1687
Translated headword: a missing the mark, wandering aside
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The failure to hit the target.
Greek Original:
*pla/nh: h( tou= skopou= a)po/teucis.
Notes:
No equivalent entry in other lexica.
See Chantraine, Dict. ├ętym. 909, for this noun (here in LSJ's sense II) and other words related to the the middle verb plana/omai 'wander' (pi 1688, pi 1689, pi 1691).
For the image of hitting or missing a target in Greek concepts of intention, chance, failure and success, cf. alpha 3591, eta 286 and cross-references.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 28 January 2003@08:59:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 28 January 2003@09:14:01.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 16 October 2011@08:49:19.

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