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Headword: Sôphronein
Adler number: sigma,882
Translated headword: to be prudent
Vetting Status: high
Sophocles [writes]: "do not judge, do not investigate; to be prudent [is] a fine thing."[1] Now[2] [sc. the topic is] not being meddlesome; for in these matters especially is women's propriety preserved, if they do not meddle about in what their husband is doing.
Greek Original:
Sôphronein: Sophoklês: mê krine, mê 'xetaze: sôphronein kalon. nun to mê periergein: en toutois gar malista hê sôphrosunê tais gunaixi diasôizetai, ei mê periergazontai ho ti prattei ho anêr.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is present active infinitive of the verb swfrone/w. For related words see sigma 883 through sigma 894.
[1] Sophocles Ajax 586, with comments derived from the scholia thereto.
[2] Or: here.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; tragedy; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 March 2014@16:50:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 16 March 2014@23:36:19.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 17 March 2014@04:50:19.


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