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Headword: Θεμιτόν
Adler number: theta,129
Translated headword: lawful
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aelian [writes]: "for [it is] in no way lawful for gods still to see the dead, even if they are greatly loved, 'nor to stain their vision with mortal expirations'."[1]
Greek Original:
Θεμιτόν: Αἰλιανός: θεοὺς γὰρ οὐδαμῇ θεμιτὸν ὁρᾶν ἔτι νεκρούς, καὶ ἐὰν ὦσι πάνυ φίλοι, οὐδὲ ὄμμα χραίνειν θανασίμοις ἐκπνοαῖς.
Notes:
For this adjective cf. theta 128; and cf. theta 130.
[1] Aelian fr. 11 Hercher (and D-F), incorporating Euripides, Hippolytus 1438; cf. phi 328.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 17 February 2008@08:32:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 February 2008@09:09:43.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 31 December 2012@05:52:27.

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