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Headword: Θεὸς ἀπὸ μηχανῆς
Adler number: theta,181
Translated headword: god from the machine, deus ex machina
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
See under ἀπὸ μηχανῆς .[1] [Note] that [some] nouns are formed from syntactical phrases: kalos ['fine'] and agathos ['good'] and kalokagathia ['noble character'], theos ['god'] and ekhthros ['hateful'] and theoekhthria ['hatefulness to god'.][2]
Greek Original:
Θεὸς ἀπὸ μηχανῆς: ζήτει ἐν τῷ ἀπὸ μηχανῆς. ὅτι ἀπὸ συντάξεως ὀνόματα γίνονται: καλὸς καὶ ἀγαθὸς καὶ καλοκἀγαθία, θεὸς καὶ ἐχθρὸς θεοεχθρία.
Notes:
[1] alpha 3438.
[2] See alpha 2416 and kappa 251. The implication seems to be that θεοσαπομηχανῆς is one word.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 March 2001@01:35:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 8 March 2001@03:06:14.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 1 September 2002@08:00:55.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@18:58:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 December 2003@04:02:18.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@04:37:20.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 4 January 2013@00:35:26.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 1 November 2018@10:45:03.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 28 March 2019@16:14:17.

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