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English translation: onthos (being)

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Spanish term or phrase:ontos
English translation:onthos (being)
Entered by: Berni Armstrong
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01:01 Jul 2, 2001
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Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: ontos
"Al lado opuesto de tánatos no se encuentra eros, sino ontos- igualmente opuesto a eros."

I'm familiar with Freudian mythological interpretations of Eros and Thanatos, but is "ontos" also well known in this context and anyone know what characteristics it has/had?

Berni
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 06:28
being
Explanation:
Seems to be the best choice in your context.

Just as ontology is the field of study concerned with the nature and relations of being, or things which exist and the way they actually are, the "ontos" can be construed as "that which actually exists," or the state of is-ness.

(Epistemology, in contrast, deals with issues of our _knowledge_ of reality -- quite a different kettle of eels.)

Try this: "The opposite of death is not love, but rather _being_, which is likewise the opposite of love."

Heavy stuff!

HC
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 21:28
Grading comment
In my determination to produce an accesible translation from this inaccesible text, Heather's option fits my aims like the proverbial glove.

Thanks to all of you anyway,

Berni
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na +2beingHeathcliff
na +1The concept is "onthos"; it's not a proper name (but the
Parrot
na +1The thingTelesforo Fernandez
nathe thingTelesforo Fernandez


  

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31 mins peer agreement (net): +1
The thing


Explanation:
PLEASE READ THIS TEX T:
... Overview: The Ontos, which means "the thing" in Greek, is a copy of an obscure
20th-century vehicle that saw limited use. It is reported that the project ...


Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 10:58
PRO pts in pair: 262

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Heathcliff: Please note: the question deals with philosophy, not motor vehicles...
1 hr
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35 mins
the thing


Explanation:
SEE BELOW :
... This is Aristotle's definition (peri tou ontos ê on) -- Met., VI, 1026 a, 31 ... qualities
and the particular individuating characteristics which make them to be ...
Description: (Catholic Encyclopedia)



    Reference: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10226a.htm
Telesforo Fernandez
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48 mins peer agreement (net): +1
The concept is "onthos"; it's not a proper name (but the


Explanation:
ancient Greeks only wrote in capital letters), and in Spanish you derive from it "ente", a being with "anima". "The starting point is the 'Hekatompedon inscription', which contains a series of regulations safeguarding order on the Akropolis: a prohibition against the construction of a storeroom for the preparation of ordinary meals for the cult personnel; a regulation concerning the areas where it was permitted for fires to be kindled; a regulation concerning the storeroom of the priestess and the zakoroi; regulations concerning the setting up of tents for ritual meals and the accomodation of worshippers; a prohibition against the disposal of onthos (waste from cleaning the intestines of sacrificial animals, and not dung from grazing animals) in the sanctuary."

Parrot
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Telesforo Fernandez: very concise explanation
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
being


Explanation:
Seems to be the best choice in your context.

Just as ontology is the field of study concerned with the nature and relations of being, or things which exist and the way they actually are, the "ontos" can be construed as "that which actually exists," or the state of is-ness.

(Epistemology, in contrast, deals with issues of our _knowledge_ of reality -- quite a different kettle of eels.)

Try this: "The opposite of death is not love, but rather _being_, which is likewise the opposite of love."

Heavy stuff!

HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 21:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
Grading comment
In my determination to produce an accesible translation from this inaccesible text, Heather's option fits my aims like the proverbial glove.

Thanks to all of you anyway,

Berni

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  flaviofbg: the best one! (Heathcliff...Wuthering Translations? ;)
48 mins
  -> Grazie tante! (And this career choice has certainly made for plenty of wuthering nights...!)

agree  Davorka Grgic
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