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Headword: Ἰδέας
Adler number: iota,96
Translated headword: ideas, images
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Speculative terms, [spelled] with an ι .[1] Also [sc. attested is the nominative plural] Ideas.
Plato also calls the idea a "form" and a "genus" and a "paradigm" and an "origin" and a "cause".[2]
But [sc. also attested is] the "image" of a speech, [meaning] its style.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἰδέας: τὰς θεωρίας, διὰ τοῦ ι. καὶ Ἰδέαι. τὴν ἰδέαν ὁ Πλάτων καὶ εἶδος ὀνομάζει καὶ γένος καὶ παράδειγμα καὶ ἀρχὴν καὶ αἴτιον. Ἰδέα δὲ λόγου, ὁ χαρακτήρ.
Notes:
cf. generally iota 95, iota 97.
[1] cf. epsiloniota 23. In the present entry the headword is accusative plural, evidently extracted from somewhere.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 3.64; cf. epsiloniota 22.
[3] See generally LSJ s.v. I.4.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 14 June 2003@05:53:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 14 June 2003@06:48:23.
Marcelo Boeri (Added headword; modified translation of some Platonic technical terms) on 25 June 2003@05:03:45.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 March 2011@04:41:11.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@09:00:24.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules) on 28 December 2018@13:19:10.

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