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  • The adiaphane in the noon of life is an Egypt's plague which in the nights of prenativity and postmortemity is their most proper _ubi_ and _quomodo_.

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  • Good for electronics and holding things while you solder, and for opening jars! adiaphane on March 25th 2010 at 2: 01pm view adiaphane's

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  • And, he can only burn one scented candle at a time. adiaphane on April 23rd 2009 at 5: 25pm view adiaphane's

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  • I love the muted palette. adiaphane on April 17th 2009 at 3: 26pm view adiaphane's what a gorgeous place. that is some seriously classy taste. daniny on April 17th 2009 at 3: 27pm view daniny's

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  • Conveniently enough, Stephen's thoughts immediately turn to color, nodding to the Aristotelian precept (via all that "diaphane, adiaphane" business) that what is seen is seen because it has color

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  • "The term adiaphane seems to be Stephen's own. Neither the Greek αδιαφανὲς nor the Latin adiaphana is to be found in his sources. The obvious meaning of adiaphane is the opaque or opacity, which is what adiaphane means in French. (Stephen, and Joyce, read Aristotle in Paris. See 026.04 ff.) Four lines below, however, Stephen refers to the darkness as it. In Aristotle's text, darkness (σκότος) is defined as the privation of light. See also Stephen's description of darkness on the next page as the black adiaphane."

    -- https://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Annotations_to_James_Joyce%27s_Ulysses/Proteus/037&oldid=3092141

    March 27, 2017

  • This isn't in the OED, but it does have adiaphanous ('not transparent, opaque'). There is a word diaphane, which denotes either 'transparent body or substance; a transparency' or 'woven silk stuff, having transparent coloured figures'.

    December 2, 2007