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Headword: Ascholos
Adler number: alpha,4303
Translated headword: leisure-less
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who does not have free time. For scholĂȘ ["leisure"] [means] free time in customary speech.[1]
"Neither without necessity to tell someone or to write in a letter that I am without leisure, nor in such a manner continually to excuse neglect of the duties required by my relation to those with whom I live, citing the matters which occupy [me]."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] a)sxolou=mai ["I am busy with"]: [used] with an accusative. Also [attested are its forms]a)sxolei=tai ["is busy with"] and a)sxolei=sqai ["to be busy with"]. Menander says all these things.[3] But Philemon also [has active voice] a)sxolei=.[4]
Greek Original:
Ascholos: ho mê eukairôn. scholê gar hê en têi legomenêi sunêtheiai eukairia. mêde chôris anankês legein pros tina ê en epistolêi graphein, hoti ascholos eimi, mêde dia toioutou tropou sunechôs paraiteisthai ta kata tas pros tous sumbiountas scheseis kathêkonta, proballomenon ta periestôta pragmata. kai Ascholoumai: aitiatikêi. kai ascholeitai, kai ascholeisthai. panta tauta Menandros legei. Philêmôn de kai ascholei.
[1] cf. sigma 1802.
[2] Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 1.12 (translation at web address 1).
[3] Menander fr. 999 Kock, now 882 K.-A.
[4] Philemon fr. 220 Kock, now 184 K.-A.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 March 2002@22:31:12.
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