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Headword: Ὑπέκκαυμα
Adler number: upsilon,186
Translated headword: fuel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the material of fire, its food.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] τῶν παθῶν ὑπεκκαύματα ["fuels of the passions"][2], [meaning] the foods of passions, which nourish the passions.
Greek Original:
Ὑπέκκαυμα: ἡ ὕλη τῆς φλογός, ἡ τροφή. καὶ Τῶν παθῶν ὑπεκκαύματα, αἱ τροφαὶ τῶν παθῶν, αἳ τρέφουσι τὰ πάθη.
[1] The headword, a neuter noun, occurs as a gloss (in the plural) under epsilon 1143.
[2] For this phrase Adler compares Gregory of Nazianzus, In laudem Cypriani PG 35.1181.18. See also Origen, Expositio in Proverbia 17.245.39; and John Chrysostom, Catecheses ad illuminandos 5.9.8.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; religion
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 2 August 2009@08:27:59.
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