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Headword: Ὕπουλος
Adler number: upsilon,624
Translated headword: hollow, sly, unsound
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] devious, pretending to seem peaceful; like [a term] applying to wounds which have superficially healthy scars, but purulent putrefactions inside. Hence this word was said of people pretending to be good, while actually villainous.
Greek Original:
Ὕπουλος: δόλιος, φαινόμενος δῆθεν εἰρηνικός: ὡς ἐπὶ τῶν ἑλκῶν τῶν ἐχόντων οὐλὰς ὑγιεῖς ἐπιπολαίως, ἔνδοθεν δὲ σηπεδόνας πυώδεις. ἐξ οὗ ἐπὶ τῶν προσποιουμένων μὲν εἶναι χρηστῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὄντων δὲ μοχθηρῶν, ἐλέχθη οὗτος ὁ λόγος.
From Photius upsilon273 Theodoridis, itself taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist (upsilon13). Compare also e.g. Synagoge upsilon178.
See also upsilon 622, upsilon 623 and upsilon 625.
Keywords: definition; ethics; imagery; medicine
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 21 October 2008@09:03:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 October 2008@10:17:32.
David Whitehead on 29 November 2013@05:48:01.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 May 2016@06:18:06.


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