From: Mark DelCogliano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Feb 24 2002 - 22:11:54 EST
> >Does anyone know what DIAPAZW might mean? I've had no luck finding the
> >in the standard dictionaries, though I do not have Lampe on hand. Here is
> >the context from a fourth-century patristic text on spiritual warfare:
> >hOSTIS [sc.hO DAIMWN] MALISTA TAIS TOIAUTAIS EFALLETAI >KATASTASESI KAI
> >KUNOS KAQAPER VEBRON THN YUCHN DIAPAZEI.
> >"This demon springs upon states [of mind/soul] such as these in
> >and, like a dog, ??? the soul as if it were a young deer."
> I tried checking this with Perseus' Morphological Analysis tool. It came
> with AZW and 2 preverbs - DIA and APO. Perseus was unable to find any
> instance of this word. There were 2 roots for AZW. Neither seemed
> particularly promising.
> I had a thought concerning this. Is it just possible that you have
> letter? Could the word not be DIAPAZEI but DIARPAZEI? This would make
> perfectly good sense. Your passage would then read
> "This demon springs upon states [of mind/soul] such as these in
> and, like a dog, TEARS IN PIECES the soul as if it were a young deer."
I too used Perseus' Morphological tool and found the same unpromising
You could very well be right about the missing Rho. It could be that the
text I have contains a misprint. It wouldn't be the first I've found in it,
Thanks so much, gfsomsel. I think you've solved my dilemma.
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