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Headword: Ἀμαθέστερος
Adler number: alpha,1467
Translated headword: more ignorant, rather ignorant
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested] is ἀμαθής ; meaning uneducated and unprepared; Plato [sc. uses the word].[1] It is also applied to one who is poorly educated and to someone not educated who understands by instinct.
Greek Original:
Ἀμαθέστερος. καὶ Ἀμαθής: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀπαίδευτος καὶ ἀκόσμητος: Πλάτων. τάσσεται δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ δυσμαθοῦς καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ μὴ μαθόντος, φύσει δὲ ἐπισταμένου.
The unglossed headword is the comparative (masculine nominative singular) of the adjective featured in the body of the entry (which is also in Photius); cf. already alpha 1466 and again alpha 1469.
In Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon both ἀμαθέστερος and ἀμαθής share this glossing, which suggests that ἀμαθέστερος also (cf. below) comes from Plato; if so, from Republic 409D.
[1] Plato, Apology 22E.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 June 2000@12:51:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@09:54:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 February 2012@08:32:18.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 12 March 2012@23:57:10.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@23:24:28.


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