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Headword: Πρὸς ὄψιν
Adler number: pi,2769
Translated headword: as to sight
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] as to observation.[1]
Sophocles [writes]: "going to the visible hill of verdant Demeter carry out the commands of their father in a brief time."
Greek Original:
Πρὸς ὄψιν: πρὸς θεωρίαν. Σοφοκλῆς: τὸ δ' εὐχλόου Δήμητρος εἰς προσόψιον πάγον μολούσα τάσδ' ἐπιστολὰς πατρὶ ταχεῖ πόρευσον ξὺν χρόνῳ.
Notes:
[1] = Synagoge pi618, Lexica Segueriana 351.19, Photius pi461 Theodoridis; cf. the two glosses at Hesychius theta159. The headword phrase must be quoted from somewhere (other than the quotation given here, on which see next note); Theodoridis mentions with approval the suggestion of Naber and others that the phrase πρὸς ὄψιν might actually be the single word πρόσοψιν , quoted from Thucydides 2.89.8. (But for the phrase, as transmitted, see e.g. Plato, Republic 401C, and many other instances.)
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1600-1602, but here with some errors: the ungrammatical and untranslatable τό at the beginning in place of Sophocles' τώ ('those two') and the imperative πόρευσον ('carry out') in place of Sophocles' ()πόρευσαν ('they carried out'); both errors are probably artifacts of oral dictation. The quotation contains not the headword phrase but a compound adjective composed of the two words that make up the headword phrase: προσόψιον ('visible').
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Translated by: William Hutton on 5 September 2013@16:47:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2013@03:40:22.
David Whitehead on 6 September 2013@03:40:35.
William Hutton (tweaked betacoding) on 6 September 2013@11:22:16.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 September 2013@22:57:46.
David Whitehead on 18 October 2013@06:08:59.

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