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Headword: *)aformh/
Adler number: alpha,4638
Translated headword: starting-point
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning the point] from which someone starts and is saved.[1]
In a special sense in the Athenian writers: whenever someone gives monetary capital, it is called "means".[2]
Greek Original:
*)aformh/: a)f' h(=s o(rmw/meno/s tis sw/|zetai. i)di/ws para\ toi=s *)attikoi=s, o(/tan tis a)rgu/rion dw/sei e)nqh/khn, a)formh\ kalei=tai.
[1] The gloss (classified by Adler as 'Ecl?') is etymological, and hard to convey exactly in English.
[2] From Harpokration (and Photius) s.v. See generally LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 October 2000@06:01:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (rearranged, added link) on 7 January 2002@19:15:24.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 28 August 2002@10:06:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 December 2005@10:14:57.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 1 July 2011@07:07:40.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@07:31:39.


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