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Headword: Νυκταλός
Adler number: nu,577
Translated headword: drowsy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is night-loving. He is speaking about Diogenes the Cynic: "for he was not a drowsy and somnolent individual".[1]
Greek Original:
Νυκταλός: ὁ νύκτα φιλῶν. περὶ Διογένους τοῦ Κυνός φησιν: οὐδὲ γὰρ ἦν τις νυκταλὸς καὶ ὑπνηλός.
In the headword and again in the quotation the Suda's νυκταλός should be νυσταλέος .
[1] Diogenes Laertius 6.77. On Diogenes the Cynic philosopher see delta 1141, etc.
Keywords: biography; definition; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2009@10:03:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 May 2009@11:27:57.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1, for clarity) on 21 May 2009@03:13:09.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@04:29:39.


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