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Headword: Θετόν
Adler number: theta,295
Translated headword: adopted
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] taken in [sc. to the family], not one's natural child.[1]
"[...that] Thales the philosopher had not married but had adopted his sister's son."[2]
Greek Original:
Θετόν: εἰσποιητόν, οὐ γνήσιον. Θαλῆν τὸν φιλόσοφον μὴ γήμαντα τῆς ἀδελφῆς τὸν υἱὸν θέσθαι.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and cf. epsiloniota 312). The headword (which must be quoted from somewhere) is either masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 1.26. For Thales see generally theta 17.
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; definition; philosophy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 August 2003@01:27:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 13 August 2003@03:16:21.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 2 January 2013@05:21:04.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 4 July 2016@18:01:04.

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