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Headword: Adiêgêton
Adler number: alpha,482
Translated headword: indescribable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is not able to be narrated in full through an excess of evil. So as to become an 'indescribable' evil.
Greek Original:
Adiêgêton: to mê dunamenon di' huperbolên kakou diêgêthênai. hôst' adiêgêton kakon genesthai.
No equivalent entry in other lexica.
The headword is neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective. The glossing, though unusually full, does not establish with certainty that the passage which prompted the entry included the actual phrase 'indescribable evil'. (If it did not, extant instances of the headword alone begin with Xenophon and Demosthenes.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 October 1999@21:13:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton on 21 November 1999@13:27:48.
Catharine Roth (Added note and link.) on 13 July 2000@23:07:47.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 10 June 2003@04:52:26.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked note; more keywords) on 10 January 2012@11:16:07.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2015@03:01:38.


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