from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ancient prosody:
- noun The unit of time; a primary time, or mora. See
- noun One of the two divisions of a foot, known as thesis and arsis, or an analogous division of a measure or colon—for instance, .
- noun In paleography, a mark, such as the coronis, asterisk, diple, etc., used to indicate metrical and other divisions.
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The word semeion means "sign", an appeal to intelligence, and expresses the purpose or final cause of the miracle.
Now we come to "semeion," of which Mr. Wilson says, "This is a Greek word that is not to be found in the English language.
For a Druze like Jumblatt to signal a change like this is a semeion that approaches a tekmerion, and signals a huge sea change going on under the radar.
As I said, he is an interesting semeion, or should one have put it more simply as weathercock instead? abraham
Semiotic or semiotics: paraphrasing here from the Greek semeiotikos observant of signs, from semeiousthai to interpret signs, from semeion sign; akin to Greek semu sign - more at SEMANTIC: a general philosophical theory of signs and symbols that deals esp. with their function in both artifically constructed and natural languages and comprises syntactics, semantics, and pragmatics.
For according to the most refined theory of Stoic logicians, a sign in the proper technical sense (semeion) was seen as the abstract propositional content of a sentence insofar it is functioning as the antecedent in a true implication by means of which a hitherto unknown truth is revealed.
Now on the other hand, the English iambic tetrameter is a hesitating, loose, capricious form, always in danger of having its opening semeion chopped off, or of being diluted by a recurrent trimeter, or of developing a cadential lilt.
In the vocabulary of this system, a syllable becomes a "semeion."
The word is (...) (semeion) a sign; not (...) (teras) wonder.
Mk. 8: 12 amen lego humin, ei dothesetai te genea taute semeion.