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  • [4820] The Greek reads the barbarous word athrixia, which Massuet thinks is a corruption of athanasia, immortality.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • When some monks in reading Lucian came across the passage where Jove, speaking of Ganymede to Mercury, says, "Take him hence, and when he has tasted immortality let him return to us," their literal minds inferred that this plant must have been what Ganymede tasted, hence they named it athanasia!

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • The name is said to be a corruption of _athanasia_, derived from two Greek words meaning immortality.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • -- My verses, friend, had none of the _athanasia_ in their composition.

    Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

  • Let there be no doubt that you're images are … perfect (As I said)! athanasia

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  • This is shewn most clearly in the fact that the [Greek: athanasia], identical with [Greek: aphtharsia] and [Greek: zôê aiônios], as is proved by their being often interchanged, gradually supplanted the [Greek: basileia tou theou] ([Greek: christou]) and thrust it out of the sphere of religious intuition and hope into that of religious speech.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • The name Tansy is probably derived from the Greek word _athanasia_ which signifies immortality, either, as, says Dodoeus, _quia non cito flos inflorescit_, "because it lasts so long in flower," or, _quia ejus succus, vel oleum extractum cadavera a putredine conservat_ (as

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • In giving man reason and freedom as an inalienable possession God destined him for incorruptibility ([Greek: athanasia, aphtharsia]), by the attainment of which he was to become a being similar to God. [

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • Göttingen, 1888).] [Footnote 51: It may even be said here that the [Greek: athanasia (zôê aiônios)], on the one hand, and the [Greek: ekklêsia], on the other, have already appeared in place of the [Greek: Basileia tou theou], and that the idea of Messiah has been finally replaced by that of the Divine

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

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