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Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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Part: P. and V μέρος, τό. Germ: P. and V. σπέρμα, τό. Beginning, origin: P. and V. ἀρχή, ἡ, ῥίζα, ἡ, πηγή, ἡ. Be in one's element, enjoy onesolf v.: P. εὐπαθεῖν, P. and V. εὐφραίνεσθαι. The Elements, subs.: P. τὰ γένη. The primed elements: P. τὰ πρῶτα (Plat., Theaet. 205C). The Elements personified: use P. and V. οἱ θεοί (the gods). There being four elements of which the body is compacted, earth, air, fire, and water: P. τεσσάρων ὄντων γενῶν ἐξ ὧν συμπέπηγε τὸ σῶμα, γῆς, πυρὸς, ὕδατός τε καὶ ἀέρος (Plat., Tim. 81E). I show that of the two elements appointed for the use of man, namely, sea and land, of the one you are complele masters: P. ἐγὼ ἀποφαίνω δύο μερῶν εἰς χρῆσιν φανερῶν, γῆς καὶ θαλάσσης, τοῦ ἑτέρου ὑμᾶς παντὸς κυριωτάτους ὄντας (Thuc., 2, 62).

Dutch > Greek

element = στοιχεῖον

(Translation based on the reversal of Mijnwoordenboek's Ancient Greek to Dutch dictionary)