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Headword: Ὕπνος
Adler number: upsilon,443
Translated headword: sleep
Vetting Status: high
In reference to God, [it means] forbearance. David [says]: "wake up, to what end do you sleep, Lord?"[1] Also, "the Lord awoke like one sleeping."[2]
"Let sweet-minded sleep be far from the eyes:" the saying [is used] in reference to those wanting to pursue knowledge.[3]
Interpretation of a dream: a dream during sleep speaks of this accurately.[4]
Greek Original:
Ὕπνος: ἐπὶ θεοῦ ἡ μακροθυμία. Δαβίδ: ἐξηγέρθητι ἵνα τί ὑπνοῖς, Κύριε; καί, ἐξηγέρθη ὡς ὁ ὑπνῶν κύριος. Ὕπνος δ' ἀπέστω γλυκύθυμος ὀμμάτων: ἡ παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν βουλομένων φιλοσοφεῖν. λύσις ὀνείρου: ὄναρ καθ' ὕπνους νητρεκὲς λαλεῖν τόδε.
See also upsilon 442, upsilon 444.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1185b) on Psalm 43:23 LXX.
[2] Psalm 77:65 LXX.
[3] Aristophanes: already at alpha 3072.
[4] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251); cf. kappa 138, omicron 326.
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; daily life; definition; dreams; imagery; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 14 June 2003@07:55:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 14 June 2003@08:11:49.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 September 2005@09:10:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 26 April 2011@05:54:49.
David Whitehead on 26 November 2013@03:22:15.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, coding) on 27 November 2013@01:02:19.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 May 2016@04:50:01.


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