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Headword: *pante/leian
Adler number: pi,229
Translated headword: consummation, perfection
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] complete.
Greek Original:
*pante/leian: o(lo/klhron.
The headword is found in a range of contexts where it bears the general senses translated above; it was also the Pythagoreans' special name for the number 10; see LSJ s.v.
Here it is in the accusative case (with the same glossing adjective as in other lexica; references at Photius pi171 Theodoridis), so evidently quoted from somewhere. There are possibilities in e.g. Polybius, Plutarch, and Philo of Alexandria; note also the phrase th\n pante/leian tw=n a)gaqw=n in a fragment of Diotimus of Tyre (fr. 2 D-K) quoted by Clement of Alexandria.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; mathematics; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Alex Gottesman on 11 February 2003@19:59:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 12 February 2003@05:23:41.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2011@09:26:15.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 29 August 2011@05:33:12.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2013@08:36:00.
David Whitehead (note tweak) on 19 June 2016@05:57:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 May 2021@00:28:56.
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