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Headword: Λευκαὶ φρένες
Adler number: lambda,318
Translated headword: clear wits, light wits, pale wits
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning ones which are] mad, or bright; also [ones which are] good, or soft.
Greek Original:
Λευκαὶ φρένες: μαινόμεναι, ἢ λαμπραί: καὶ ἀγαθαί, ἢ ἥμεροι.
Notes:
A repertory of attempts to understand the headword phrase (and specifically its adjective) -- a problem noted in LSJ s.v. λευκός , II.d. It is used in the dative by Pindar, Pythian Odes 4.109 (of Pelias): see web address 1.
Similar entries elsewhere: see the references at Photius lambda214 Theodoridis.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; imagery; medicine; mythology; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 September 2008@05:26:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 18 September 2008@13:45:33.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 19 September 2008@02:58:28.
David Whitehead on 15 April 2013@07:31:14.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 16 April 2013@01:45:17.

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