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Headword: Ἱερόν
Adler number: iota,185
Translated headword: sacred
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] holy, dedicated to the god [or: to God].
For they call sacred every thing that is dedicated to the gods.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "a sacred thing [is] counsel." A proverb [used] in reference to those who are very clever in taking counsel.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἱερόν: ἅγιον, τῷ θεῷ ἀνατεθειμένον. Ἱερὸν γὰρ λέγουσι πᾶν τὸ ἀνατιθέμενον τοῖς θεοῖς. καὶ παροιμία: Ἱερὸν ἡ συμβουλή, παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν δεινῶν συμβουλεύειν.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 937, where this neuter form occurs.
[2] Aristophanes fr. 33 Kock, now 32 K.A., and also in Xenophon, Plato and elsewhere; cf. Zenobius 4.40 and other paroemiographers; Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.473.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; philosophy; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 May 2006@21:45:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 May 2006@03:17:31.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 18 May 2006@04:18:23.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@03:49:18.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2013@08:48:17.
David Whitehead (updated a ref; expanded note; more keywords) on 26 April 2016@04:53:07.

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