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Headword: Anonêta
Adler number: alpha,2556
Translated headword: unprofitable [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] useless [ones]. "For bodies which are superfluous and unprofitable fall into grave misfortunes from gods."[1] Such as Ajax.
Greek Original:
Anonêta: anôphelê. ta gar peritta kanonêta sômata piptei bareiais pros theôn duspraxiais. hoion ho Aias.
The headword, neuter plural of this adjective, is perhaps extracted from the quotation given, though there are numerous other instances (including the one -- Euripides, Hecuba 766 -- quoted by Photius, Lexicon alpha2033 Theodoridis).
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 758-9 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 July 2000@19:34:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 10 March 2001@11:46:35.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 15 March 2012@10:06:47.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 22 August 2013@08:20:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 26 September 2013@00:15:50.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2015@08:32:06.


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