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Headword: *thna/llws
Adler number: tau,513
Translated headword: otherwise [than should be], aimlessly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in vain.[1] And ou) thna/llws ["not otherwise"] is what is said with a negation. But Philemon in Night [writes]: "the child [or: slave] goes around aimlessly holding the basket."[2] It is also [used] by those associated with Demosthenes[3] and in Plato's Theaetetus.[4]
"But as they heard words that these matters were otherwise, they retired back to agreement with Zeno."[5]
Greek Original:
*thna/llws: ma/thn. kai\ ou) thna/llws, meta\ th=s a)pofa/sews le/getai. o( de\ *filh/mwn *nukti/: to\ kanou=n de\ o( pai=s peri/eisi thna/llws e)/xwn. e)/sti kai\ para\ toi=s peri\ *dhmosqe/nhn kai\ e)n *qeaith/tw| *pla/twnos. w(s de\ lo/gous thna/llws tau=ta h)/kousan o)/nta, xwrou=sin e)s su/mbasin pro\s *zh/nwna pa/lin.
The first and principal paragraph of this entry is also in Photius (tau257 Theodoridis); see also the other references there.
[1] The headword stems from the phrase th\n a)/llws; see LSJ s.v. a)/llws, II.3. Same or similar glossing in other lexica and grammars.
[2] Philemon fr. 51 Kock (54 K.-A.).
[3] Such a phrase, here as elsewhere, is simply a periphrasis for Demosthenes himself. In Demosthenes th\n a)/llws (two words) occurs four times: 3.21, 19.181, 19.336, and (missed by Theodoridis) Exordia 43.2.
[4] Plato, Theaetetus 172E; see also Laws 650A.
[5] Attributed to Malchus by Bernhardy; now Malchus fr. 29 Cresci.
Keywords: biography; children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 January 2014@23:14:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 11 January 2014@23:18:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 January 2014@04:44:53.
David Whitehead (another tweak) on 12 January 2014@09:06:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 August 2022@15:48:43.


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