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Headword: Hadrêsis
Adler number: alpha,534
Translated headword: maturity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] ripeness, inaction.
Greek Original:
Hadrêsis: hê hadroasis, hê apraxia.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras; and Adler reports a comparable one in the Ambrosian Lexicon (452). Otherwise, the sole occurrence of the headword is in one of Basil of Caesarea's Homilies on the Hexaemeron (6.8: accusative case).
This abstract noun derives from the adjective a(dro/s (alpha 533): see Lampe s.v. [Not in LSJ] However, the second gloss here implicitly derives it from a)- (sic: with smooth breathing) and dra/w. In philosophical contexts a)praci/a refers to the argument that the skeptic -- insofar as he will never accept a criterion and will never be able to decide what to do -- makes life impossible by leading the agent towards inactivity. See Plutarch, Against Colotes 1108D, 1122A; Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism 1.23-24.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 April 2000@09:41:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added note.) on 23 August 2000@01:51:13.
Marcelo Boeri on 18 September 2004@01:16:12.
Marcelo Boeri (Expanded note.) on 18 September 2004@01:18:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 18 September 2004@19:02:54.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, changed my note) on 19 September 2004@01:12:13.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 19 September 2004@01:13:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2006@08:46:12.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 11 January 2012@10:24:38.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2015@04:45:10.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 April 2015@23:59:16.


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