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Headword: Χρῆμα
Adler number: chi,475
Translated headword: thing, work, reality
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] use. Thucydides [sc. uses the word].[1]
Josephus [writes]: "the sabbath was a day of leisure from all work, highly honored among the Jews."[2]
And elsewhere: "the reality of truth risks being quenched."[3]
And χρήματα in Herodotus [is used] instead of πράγματα ["deeds"].[4]
Greek Original:
Χρῆμα: χρῆσις. Θουκυδίδης. Ἰώσηπος: ἦν δὲ σάββατον ἀργία παντὸς χρήματος ἡμέρα, τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις τιμιωτάτη. καὶ αὖθις: κινδυνεύει ἀποσβῆναι τῆς ἀληθείας τὸ χρῆμα. καὶ Χρήματα παρὰ Ἡροδότῳ, ἀντὶ τοῦ πράγματα.
See also chi 473, chi 474.
[1] As Adler notes (following Bernhardy), Thucydides does not use the headword χρῆμα as a synonym for the gloss χρῆσις but does use χρῆσις itself (at 7.5.2).
[2] Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 18.319, with genitive ἀργίας : web address 1.
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 82 Zintzen (244 Asmus, Athanassiadi 36B); in other words, paganism is dying out.
[4] For example, Herodotus 1.32.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 March 2004@01:32:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more headwords; augmented and modified notes; cosmetics) on 4 March 2004@03:05:59.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword) on 19 November 2005@12:17:50.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 20 November 2005@05:06:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 20 July 2011@16:36:03.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@05:08:04.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 28 October 2018@01:41:16.


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