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Headword: Ῥᾳστώνη
Adler number: rho,54
Translated headword: comfort, laziness
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] relaxation, delight, luxuriousness, contentedness, laziness, pleasant living, vanity, idleness. [The verb] ῥᾳστωνεύειν ["to take it easy"] is also used in [book] 38 of Dio's Roman Histories.[1]
"[Them] living comfortably and embracing a relaxed lifestyle [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥᾳστώνη: ἀνάπαυσις, τέρψις, τρυφή, εὐκολία, ῥᾳθυμία, ἡδυπάθεια, χαυνότης, ἀργία. εἴρηται καὶ ῥᾳστωνεύειν ἐν τῷ λη# Δίωνος Ῥωμαϊκῶν. ῥᾳστώνῃ συζῶντας καὶ ἀνειμένον βίον ἀσπαζομένους.
Notes:
cf. rho 53.
[1] Cassius Dio 38.39.2. Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius rho47 Theodoridis.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.22 Zintzen (237 Asmus). The expression ῥᾳστώνῃ συζῶντες occurs several times in Theodoret and other Christian writers.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; ethics; historiography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 April 2008@11:51:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 April 2008@07:04:26.
David Whitehead on 27 October 2013@08:46:44.

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