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Headword: *plh=nto
Adler number: pi,1758
Translated headword: they were filled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were being made full.[1]
"He went with full sails into his philosophy."[2] Meaning with all his strength, with all his power, with his whole soul.
Greek Original:
*plh=nto: e)plhrou=nto. plh/resin i(sti/ois ei)s th\n au)tou= filosofi/an a)fh=ken. a)nti\ tou= panti\ sqe/nei, pa/sh| duna/mei, o(/lh| yuxh=|.
[1] The headword is epic aorist middle, third person plural, of pi/mplhmi; cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 8.57, where it occurs.
[2] Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 1.25.5, quoted already at iota 689; contains an adjective related to the headword verb.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 April 2006@17:50:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; cosmetics) on 26 April 2006@03:31:59.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@08:17:08.
Catharine Roth (typo, expanded note) on 5 July 2014@23:15:17.


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