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Headword: Ἄπλαστος
Adler number: alpha,3224
Translated headword: unfashioned, unfeigned
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] true, without deceit.[1]
"And rushing upon them together sweet dignity and unfeigned modesty informed the philosopher sufficiently and already made the young man known to him."[2]
But ἄπλαστος [also means] large. "Him a great destiny holds." That is, madness.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἄπλαστος: ἀληθινὸς, ἄδολος. καὶ ἅμα αὐτοῖς ἐπιθέουσα σεμνότης ἡδεῖα καὶ ἄπλαστος αἰδὼς ἐπέτρεχεν ἱκανῶς τὸν φιλόσοφον καὶ ἤδη γνώριμον ἐποίει αὐτῷ τὸν νεανίσκον. Ἄπλαστος δὲ ἡ μεγάλη. τὸν αἶσ' ἄπλαστος ἴσχει. τουτέστιν ἡ μανία.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius alpha2434 Theodoridis. The headword is taken to be quoted from the Septuagint (Genesis 25.27).
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 80 Zintzen = Photius, Bibl. p.341 b 31.
[3] Sophocles, Ajax 256, with scholion; again at alphaiota 315. The older manuscripts read ἄπλατος "unapproachable, terrible" (see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; mythology; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 July 2000@22:37:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@04:27:41.
Catharine Roth (simplified link) on 20 August 2002@10:56:45.
Catharine Roth (added betacode) on 18 March 2003@00:53:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 1 April 2012@06:18:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 April 2012@21:37:02.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2012@03:46:34.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 13 August 2013@01:51:59.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 23 August 2013@04:59:40.
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