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Headword: Νόμος
Adler number: nu,480
Translated headword: law, custom
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] ordinance/statute, customary practice.[1]
In Sophocles nomos [is] the nature of what has happened and its habituation.[2]
Inquiry [is] also nomos. The Apostle [says]: "though wishing to be under the nomos, do they not hear the nomos?".[3]
[Note] that we would display law [as being] excellent if we defined it as "right reason for the preservation of those who make use [of it]".[4]
Greek Original:
Νόμος: θεσμός, συνήθεια. Νόμος παρὰ Σοφοκλεῖ ἡ φύσις τοῦ γεγεννηκότος καὶ τὸ ἔθος. Νόμος καὶ ἡ ἱστορία. ὁ Ἀπόστολος: ὑπὸ νόμον θέλοντες εἶναι τὸν νόμον οὐκ ἀκούετε. ὅτι τὸν νόμον σπουδαῖον δεικνύοιμεν ἄν, εἰ ὁρισαίμεθα αὐτὸν ὀρθὸν λόγον ἐπὶ σωτηρίᾳ τῶν χρωμένων.
Notes:
For this headword see also nu 478, nu 481, nu 482, nu 483, nu 484, nu 485, nu 486.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius nu250 Theodoridis.
[2] From the scholia to Sophocles, Ajax 548.
[3] Galatians 4.21-22.
[4] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle’s Topics 144.22-23.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; law; philosophy; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 1 July 2004@01:15:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified aspects of tr; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 1 July 2004@04:18:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 October 2005@09:05:59.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 17 June 2013@05:01:55.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@05:44:58.

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