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Headword: Ὑγίεια
Adler number: upsilon,30
Translated headword: health
Vetting Status: high
The best of all the human goods.[1]
Healthy[2] is a due proportion of the primary bodily faculties, which are hotness, coldness, wetness, dryness.[3]
Also [sc. attested is the adjective] ὑγιεινός ["healthy"], [meaning he who/that which is] sound.[4]
Also [sc. attested is] an adverb ὑγιεινῶς ["healthily"].
Greek Original:
Ὑγίεια: τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων ἀγαθῶν τὸ κάλλιστον. Ὑγεία ἐστὶ συμμετρία τῶν πρώτων σωματικῶν δυνάμεων, ἅ ἐστι θερμότης, ψυχρότης, ὑγρότης, ξηρότης. καὶ Ὑγιεινός, ὁ ὑγιής. καὶ ἐπίρρημα Ὑγιεινῶς.
cf. upsilon 22 and upsilon 23.
[1] Similarly in a fragment of Aristotle quoted by Aristoxenus [alpha 3927], Elementa harmonica 39.8-13 Rios.
[2] Ὑγεία is the feminine nominative singular of the adjective ὕγειος , as at upsilon 23. Manuscript A reads ὑγίεια "health," which Bernhardy favored.
[3] Cf. Aristotle, Topica 145b7-9. The phrase is quoted verbatim from Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 236.10-12 Wallies.
[4] Adler reports an identical entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 28 December 2008@14:33:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, keyword, status) on 28 December 2008@21:46:13.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cometics) on 29 December 2008@04:25:12.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 31 January 2011@01:01:13.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 31 January 2011@03:10:45.
David Whitehead (more for n.1; tweaked tr; raised status) on 31 January 2011@08:46:14.
David Whitehead (coding etc.) on 29 May 2016@10:10:40.


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