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Headword: *)apo/fhmon
Adler number: alpha,3635
Translated headword: unspeakable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] boding ill.[1]
"The uneducated and unlearned tongue is adroit in (?)the results it can achieve in one way and another, and yet it slips into the unspeakable and the blasphemous."[2]
Greek Original:
*)apo/fhmon: du/sfhmon. h( glw=tta h( a)pai/deutos kai\ a)maqh\s th=| te a)/llh| kai\ tau/th| e)pi/spasta palama=tai, kai\ me/ntoi kai\ e)s to\ a)po/fhmo/n te kai\ bla/sfhmon katolisqa/nei.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective.
[1] Adler reports a comparable entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] From Aelian fr.60 Hercher, 63a Domingo-Forasté (the cautionary tale of Eutelidas the Arcadian).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@13:38:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 22 August 2002@09:06:23.
Catharine Roth (added note, updated reference, raised status) on 16 February 2012@01:03:07.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 9 April 2012@03:48:28.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2015@04:34:50.


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