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Headword: Κυρίως
Adler number: kappa,2766
Translated headword: properly, strictly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] necessarily.
And κυρίως and ἁπλῶς ["simply"] mean the same: for when one says that the old man has gray hair "simply" or that every human being has five fingers, he means "necessarily."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related superlative adjective] κυριώτατον , [meaning] most/very necessary.
Greek Original:
Κυρίως: τὸ ἀναγκαίως. καὶ κυρίως καὶ τὸ ἁπλῶς ταὐτὸν σημαίνειν: ὁ γὰρ λέγων ἁπλῶς τὸν γηρῶντα πολιοῦσθαι ἢ πάντα ἄνθρωπον πενταδάκτυλον εἶναι, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀναγκαίως εἶπε. καὶ Κυριώτατον, τὸ ἀναγκαιότατον.
Note:
[1] cf. Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 179.14-18.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 October 2003@01:13:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented headword and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 October 2003@03:32:35.
David Whitehead on 25 March 2013@08:20:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 2 May 2016@13:18:30.

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