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Headword: *)akra/twr
Adler number: alpha,968
Translated headword: lacking self-control
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who is intemperate.
"He was lacking self-control respecting both wine and the other pleasures."[1]
And elsewhere: "lacking control over himself he leaped into the temple."[2]
"The two of them were greedy for money and had no self-control over pleasures."[3]
a)kra/twr, [declines] a)kra/toros; [the vowel] shortens.
Greek Original:
*)akra/twr: o( a)krath/s. h)=n de\ oi)/nou te a)kra/twr kai\ tw=n a)/llwn h(donw=n. kai\ au)=qis: a)kra/twr e(autou= w)\n e)sh/lato e)s to\n new/n. filoxrhma/tw te h)/sthn kai\ h(donw=n a)kra/tore. *)akra/twr, a)kra/toros, suste/llei.
LSJ entry at web address 1.
[1] Ewald Bruhn in Rheinisches Museum 45.283 speculated that the quotation was from Iamblichus' Babyloniaca [on which see generally OCD(4) p.721, s.v. Iamblichus(1)], as fr. 63. The Teubner editor E. Habrich cautiously included it; Stephens and Winkler (Berkeley and Los Angeles 1995) did not.
[2] Aelian fr. 53c Domingo-Forasté (50 Hercher); cf. epsilon 3129, kappa 2684, tau 741. Aelian's source for this and the next quotation remains unknown.
[3] Aelian fr. 93a Domingo-Forasté (90 Hercher).
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; history; religion
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 9 July 2000@17:23:08.
Vetted by:
Joseph L. Rife (cosmetics; adjusted note) on 10 September 2001@05:41:14.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@11:27:18.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 23 February 2011@07:37:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 30 January 2012@07:10:17.
Catharine Roth (updated references) on 7 February 2012@01:40:25.
Catharine Roth on 11 February 2012@22:46:02.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 29 April 2012@00:16:37.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 29 November 2012@01:22:17.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@03:59:14.


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