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Headword: Αἰδοῖος
Adler number: alphaiota,89
Translated headword: venerable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one worthy of reverence and respect.[1]
Damascius [says]: "Isidore was awestruck at the sight of Proclus, venerable and marvelous to see; he thought he was seeing in him the very face of true philosophy."[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰδοῖος: ὁ αἰδοῦς καὶ ἐντροπῆς ἄξιος. Δαμάσκιος: ὁ δὲ Ἰσίδωρος ἐξεπλήττετο ὁρῶν τὸν Πρόκλον αἰδοῖόν τε καὶ δεινὸν ἰδεῖν, αὐτὸ δοκῶν ἐκεῖνο ὁρᾶν τὸ φιλοσοφίας τῷ ὄντι πρόσωπον.
[1] Similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 3.172, where the headword occurs.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 248 Zintzen (and Asmus). For Isidore, see iota 631; for Proclus, see pi 2473.
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2003@00:46:45.
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