LSJ abbreviation

LSJ abbreviation

Postby dgoepfrich » September 3rd, 2011, 11:16 am

I'm doing some word studies in the GNT and keep running across the abbreviation "Hld.x.xx" in LSJ on Perseus (where x.xx is a set of numbers).

I've searched all over and can't figure out what this means. It's not in the Perseus abbreviation list or in the list in the LSJ scanned into Google Books. I'm lost.

Since it keeps appearing, I assume it's useful, but I don't know for what. Can someone explain? Thanks

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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby Stephen Carlson » September 3rd, 2011, 1:29 pm

Do you have a word where this abbreviation occurs?
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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby Ken M. Penner » September 3rd, 2011, 2:07 pm

Heliodorus (abbreviation on page xxv).
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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby dgoepfrich » September 3rd, 2011, 2:32 pm

sccarlson wrote:Do you have a word where this abbreviation occurs?


Yes, sorry. Should have done that before. Here is the one from this morning (in bold).

προορ-ίζω ,
A. determine beforehand, “ἡμέραν” Hld.7.24; predetermine, predestine, “ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν” Ep.Eph.1.5; “τι γενέσθαι” Act.Ap.4.28; τινὰς συμμόρφους (sc. γενέσθαι) Ep.Rom.8.29.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... etter%3D*v


Ken, I don't seen an abbr. on xxv, but on xxviii Heliodorus is abbreviated "Heliod." (Using Google Books scan - http://books.google.com/books?id=moTvy2 ... &q&f=false)

Thanks!

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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby Stephen Carlson » September 3rd, 2011, 2:50 pm

Thanks, Daniel, for the example. It's definitely Heliodorus.

Instead of using LSJ at Perseus, I recommend that you use it at TLG instead:

http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/

This one does a better job at resolving abbreviations, and it can even bring up a snippet of the cited text in context.

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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby Ken M. Penner » September 3rd, 2011, 3:23 pm

TLG's author list (with abbreviations) for LSJ is at http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/01-aut ... works.html
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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby dgoepfrich » September 3rd, 2011, 3:37 pm

Wonderful - thank you both! I knew I could get the answer here.

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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby Christina Agard » July 3rd, 2012, 9:19 am

Ken M. Penner wrote:TLG's author list (with abbreviations) for LSJ is at http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/01-aut ... works.html


It may be a silly question, but is this resource open for anyone to use?
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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby Stephen Carlson » July 3rd, 2012, 9:50 am

Christina Agard wrote:It may be a silly question, but is this resource open for anyone to use?


YES
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Re: LSJ abbreviation

Postby cwconrad » July 3rd, 2012, 10:12 am

Stephen Carlson wrote:
Christina Agard wrote:It may be a silly question, but is this resource open for anyone to use?


YES


Only if you use the lexicon as it was intended to be used: not just to find a "quickie" gloss for a Greek word in a text that you're reading or translating, but to research the range of attested senses in which a word is used. One needs to have some sense of who the cited authors cited actually are and when they wrote and what genre they were writing in. I've found personally that one marvelous feature of the Logos combination of the LSJ lexicon with the free Perseus texts is that clicking on a reference in an LSJ entry takes one directly to the passage cited, so that one can examine the usage in its fuller context.
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