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Headword: Ἱκανός
Adler number: iota,253
Translated headword: adequate, sufficient
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is competent. For the one coming [ἱκάνων ], which means arriving, was competent for the journey. Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "do you evidently consider twenty deaths sufficient?"[1]
Also [sc. attested is ] Ἱκανός ["he who is sufficient"], [meaning] God.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἱκανός: ὁ ἀρκῶν. ὁ γὰρ ἱκάνων, ὅ ἐστι παραγινόμενος, ἤρκεσε πρὸς τὴν ὁδόν. Ἀριστοφάνης Πλούτῳ: ἱκανοὺς νομίζεις δῆτα θανάτους εἴκοσι; καὶ Ἱκανός, ὁ θεός.
cf. generally iota 254.
[1] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 483, with scholion.
[2] Ruth 1.21 LXX.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 May 2006@00:01:02.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 May 2006@03:14:15.
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