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Headword: Θεῖα
Adler number: theta,305
Translated headword: divine things
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] righteous [ones], and upright [ones], and marvelous [ones].[1]
"[...] and good [men] are divine: for they have in themselves something like a god: but the bad [man is] godless. The godless [man] is of two kinds: the one who is called opposed to god and the one inclined to set divinity at naught -- not to be [divine] is altogether bad. The good are god-fearing: for they are experienced in the customs relating to god."[2]
Greek Original:
Θεῖα: εὐθέα, καὶ ὀρθά, καὶ θαυμαστά. θείους τε εἶναι τοὺς σπουδαίους: ἔχειν γὰρ ἐν ἑαυτοῖς οἱονεὶ θεόν: τὸν δὲ φαῦλον ἄθεον. διττὸν δὲ εἶναι τὸν ἄθεον: τόν τε ἐναντίον τῷ θεῷ λεγόμενον καὶ τὸν ἐξουθενητικὸν τοῦ θείου: ὅπερ οὐκ εἶναι περὶ πάντα φαῦλον. θεοσεβεῖς τε τοὺς σπουδαίους: ἐμπείρους γὰρ εἶναι τῶν περὶ θεοῦ νομίμων.
[1] Neuter plural, with same glossing in Photius and other lexica (and cf. theta 320; evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Stoic doctrine from Diogenes Laertius 7.119.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 20 February 2008@22:58:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added keywords, set status) on 21 February 2008@01:07:43.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 February 2008@08:46:51.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2013@06:12:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 25 November 2018@01:36:38.


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