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Headword: *)ano/sion
Adler number: alpha,2569
Translated headword: unholy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] profane, unhallowed, unconsecrated by sacifice.[1]
Aelian [writes]: "though unholy otherwise, he obeyed the god in this at any rate."[2]
Alao [sc. attested is the superlative] a)nosiw/tatos ["most/very unholy"], [used] likewise.
Greek Original:
*)ano/sion: be/bhlon, a)ni/eron, a)/quton. *ai)liano/s: o( de\ ta\ a)/lla w)\n a)no/sios tou=to gou=n pei/qetai tw=| qew=|. kai\ *)anosiw/tatos, o(moi/ws.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. Hesychius has a comparable entry, alpha5277, for the neuter plural of the adjective. The present headword is either masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular; either way, presumably quoted from somewhere (unidentifiable).
[2] Aelian fr. 109g Domingo-Forasté (106 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 July 2000@00:59:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 March 2001@07:16:34.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@09:34:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@11:07:42.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2015@10:13:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 24 August 2015@12:06:39.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 26 February 2016@01:59:14.


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