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Headword: Μέγεθος
Adler number: mu,397
Translated headword: size
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that size [is] of two kinds. A common sense. "By analogy [this] can be understood in application to both smell and taste; for these are also capable of perceiving their own kind of size, the sense of smell though odours, and the sense of taste through juices—although customary usage does not know it by the name 'size'".[1]
Greek Original:
Μέγεθος: ὅτι διττὸν τὸ μέγεθος. κοινὴ αἴσθησις. δύναται δὲ κατὰ ἀναλογίαν καὶ ἐπὶ ὀσφρήσεως λαμβάνεσθαι καὶ γεύσεως: εἰσὶ γὰρ καὶ αὗται τοῦ οἰκείου μεγέθους ἀντιληπτικαί, ἡ μὲν τοῦ ἐν ὀσμαῖς, ἡ δὲ τοῦ ἐν χυμοῖς: εἰ καὶ μὴ οἶδεν ἡ συνήθεια τὸ τοῦ μεγέθους ὄνομα.
[1] John Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle's de anima 315.13-16 Hayduck -- commenting here on de anima 418a17 (which argues that what the different senses perceive are consistent with each other). The Suda's paraphrase simplifies this into "two kinds of size": presumably, that directly sensed by touch and sight, and the perception consistent with size through smell and taste — but all senses perceive the same thing in common.
Keywords: definition; food; philosophy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 4 May 2009@08:34:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 May 2009@09:26:34.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2013@03:48:14.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@10:13:26.


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