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Headword: Νόμος
Adler number: nu,480
Translated headword: law, custom
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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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