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Headword: Οὐκ ἀπεικός
Adler number: omicron,853
Translated headword: not unreasonable
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] not strange, deserved, due, fitting, similar. But εἰκός is from ἐοικός "being like". Then [from this comes] ἀπεικός ["unlike"], unsuitable, dissimilar. And finally οὐκ ἀπεικός , with two negations [makes] one affirmation, like ἥκιστα ["least"] not at all, οὐχ ἥκιστα ["not a little"] very much.
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἀπεικός: οὐκ ἄτοπον, ἄξιον, ὀφειλόμενον, πρέπον, ὅμοιον. εἰκὸς δέ ἐστι παρὰ τὸ ἐοικός: εἶτα ἀπεικός, τὸ ἀπρεπές, τὸ ἀνόμοιον. καὶ λοιπὸν τὸ οὐκ ἀπεικός, διὰ δύο ἀρνήσεων μία συγκατάθεσις: ὡς τὸ ἥκιστα, οὐδαμῶς: οὐχ ἥκιστα, τὸ μάλιστα.
Notes:
Also in Hesychius omicron1640.
cf. generally alpha 3120, epsiloniota 83, eta 174, omicron 854, omicron 981, omega 250.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 August 2006@17:55:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 13 August 2006@04:36:03.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 August 2013@04:20:49.

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