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Headword: Ὁμοιομέρεια
Adler number: omicron,310
Translated headword: similarity of parts
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Anaxagoras the philosopher "used to say that the moon had habitations and ridges and chasms. [Also that] that the similarities of parts were first principles; for just as we say that gold consists of shavings, so the universe is built up out of small bodies with similar parts."[1]
Greek Original:
Ὁμοιομέρεια. Ἀναξαγόρας ὁ φιλόσοφος ἔλεγε τὴν σελήνην οἰκήσεις ἔχειν καὶ λόφους καὶ φάραγγας. ἀρχὰς δὲ τὰς ὁμοιομερείας: καθάπερ γὰρ ἐκ τῶν ψηγμάτων λέγομεν τὸν χρυσὸν συνεστάναι, οὕτως ἐκ τῶν ὁμοιομερῶν μικρῶν σωμάτων τὸ πᾶν συγκεκρίσθαι.
Notes:
The headword noun, nominative singular, occurs in the accusative plural in the quotation given.
[1] Diogenes Laertius 2.8. On Anaxagoras, see generally alpha 1981.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 July 2003@00:50:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; modified keywords) on 7 July 2003@04:04:51.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 30 June 2013@06:21:08.

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