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Headword: Aplastos
Adler number: alpha,3224
Translated headword: unfashioned, unfeigned
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] true, without deceit.[1]
"And rushing upon them together sweet dignity and unfeigned modesty informed the philosopher sufficiently and already made the young man known to him."[2]
But a)/plastos [also means] large. "Him a great destiny holds." That is, madness.[3]
Greek Original:
Aplastos: alêthinos, adolos. kai hama autois epitheousa semnotês hêdeia kai aplastos aidôs epetrechen hikanôs ton philosophon kai êdê gnôrimon epoiei autôi ton neaniskon. Aplastos de hê megalê. ton ais' aplastos ischei. toutestin hê mania.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius alpha2434 Theodoridis. The headword is taken to be quoted from the Septuagint (Genesis 25.27).
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 80 Zintzen = Photius, Bibl. p.341 b 31.
[3] Sophocles, Ajax 256, with scholion; again at alphaiota 315. The older manuscripts read a)/platos "unapproachable, terrible" (see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; mythology; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 July 2000@22:37:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@04:27:41.
Catharine Roth (simplified link) on 20 August 2002@10:56:45.
Catharine Roth (added betacode) on 18 March 2003@00:53:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 1 April 2012@06:18:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 April 2012@21:37:02.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2012@03:46:34.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 13 August 2013@01:51:59.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 23 August 2013@04:59:40.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 August 2015@10:35:33.


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