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Headword: Ἔνθους
Adler number: epsilon,1363
Translated headword: possessed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he who is being] carried along by a god, is in ecstasy.[1]
By contraction of the [form] ἔνθεος .[2]
Appian [writes]: "Scipio, both in his bearing and his countenance appearing as if possessed, said that his accustomed spirit had come to him and was summoning him against his enemies".[3] That is, [as if] god-inspired.
Greek Original:
Ἔνθους: τεθεοφορημένος, ἐνθουσιῶν. συναλοιφὴ δὲ τοῦ ἔνθεος. Ἀππιανός: ὁ δὲ Σκιπίων καὶ τὸ σχῆμα καὶ τὸ βλέμμα διαθεὶς ὥσπερ ἔνθους, ἔφη τὸ δαιμόνιον ἥκειν τὸ σύνηθες αὐτῷ καὶ καλεῖν ἐπὶ τοὺς πολεμίους. τουτέστι θεόληπτος.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Anecdota Oxoniensia 2.437.5, cf. Etymologicum Magnum 341.20. See also epsilon 1364, epsilon, 1365, epsilon 1366, epsilon 1367.
[3] Appian, Iberica (Teubner edn.) 101; cf. Libyca 30.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 September 2002@12:44:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 September 2002@04:53:41.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 August 2012@07:16:52.
David Whitehead (another note) on 28 August 2013@07:20:40.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 27 March 2017@01:33:24.


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