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Headword: *polu/xous
Adler number: pi,2019
Translated headword: profuse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] richly-endowed. "Eunomius was incapable of learning much when it came to his studies,[1] but was profuse in speaking and by going around and around on the same matters he was never able to arrive at the intended point. This is demonstrated by the 4 volumes that he labored in vain to produce about the Epistles;[2] for although he spent many words on them he was not able to grasp the point of the Epistle."[2]
Greek Original:
*polu/xous: peploutisme/nos. o( de\ *eu)no/mios o)ligomaqw=s me\n ei)=xe peri\ ta\ maqh/mata, polu/xous de\ h)=n peri\ th\n le/cin kai\ ta\ au)ta\ stre/fwn a)ei\ kai\ mh\ duna/menos perigene/sqai tou= proteqe/ntos skopou=: w(s deiknu/ousin oi( d# to/moi, ou(\s e)mataiopo/nhsen ei)s ta\s *)epistola/s: pollou\s ga\r lo/gous e)s au)ta\s a)nalw/sas th=s e)pistolh=s to\n skopo\n e(lei=n ou) dedu/nhtai.
After the initial gloss, the rest of the entry is a loose approximation (and abbreviation) of Socrates Scholasticus, Historia Ecclesiastica 4.7, on Eunomius the fourth-century bishop of Cyzicus, a prominent Arian and hence heretical in the eyes of the author. See in full at epsilon 3598. The headword adjective (cf. pi 2018) is extracted from the quotation.
[1] Socrates' original specifies that the study of holy scripture is meant; likewise the Suda's superior version at epsilon 3598.
[2] The confusion between plural and singular is repeated from epsilon 3598, and a new error now added: Socrates had spoken of E.'s seven volumes of uncomprehending commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Romans.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 January 2013@08:52:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (keyword, status) on 11 January 2013@00:19:38.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 January 2013@03:38:15.
David Whitehead on 9 October 2013@06:42:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 November 2014@23:38:35.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes) on 9 March 2016@06:01:28.


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