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Headword: *teqewrhme/nh
Adler number: tau,221
Translated headword: theoretically proficient, proficient in theory
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] seeking true knowledge.[1]
"So Arcesilaus the philosopher was sluggish and listless in his nature, but theoretically proficient in his craft; he said that geometry flew into his mouth while it was open."[2]
Greek Original:
*teqewrhme/nh: zhthtikh\ th=s a)lhqou=s gnw/sews. o( me\n ou)=n *)arkesi/laos o( filo/sofos nwqro\s h)=n th\n fu/sin kai\ xasmw/dhs, e)n de\ th=| te/xnh| teqewrhme/nos, ei)pw\n th\n gewmetri/an au)tou= xa/skontos ei)s to\ sto/ma e)mpth=nai.
[1] The headword is perfect middle/passive participle of qewre/w, feminine nominative singular. It is presumably quoted from somewhere, or generated by such a quotation; in view of the passage proffered here (which contains the corresponding masculine nominative), perhaps the Stoic doctrine at Diogenes Laertius 7.90 (dative case there), a passage garbled at alpha 3830.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 4.32, quoted already (in indirect speech) at theta 213. For Arcesilaus see generally alpha 3950.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 November 2013@01:22:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword; tweaking) on 21 November 2013@03:11:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 21 November 2013@09:31:46.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2014@07:13:13.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 2 July 2022@18:36:21.


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