Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very difficult or insoluble problem. Also called aporime.
“The tradition preserved by Plutarch (_Mar. 9_) that Marius enrolled slaves as well ([Greek: _polyn ton aporon kai doulon katagraphon_]), is apparently an echo from the time of the civil wars.”
“ Strabo l.c. [Greek: _eis de taen mesogaian anion haethroise dia tacheon plaethos aporon te anthropon kai doulon ep 'eleutheria katakeklaemenon, ous Haeliopolitas ekalese_].”
“Grant, “Xen.” p. 167. 211 aporon, “which would be awkward” (see Arrian, xxv.”
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