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  • This state is called [Greek: sophrosyne], and the man in it [Greek: sophron].

    Ethics 384 BC-322 BC Aristotle

  • This word is not applied only to freedom from intoxication by spirituous liquors, but is synonymous with calmness, quietness, grave, sedate, steady, serious, solemn, etc. The Greek “_sophron_” for sober in these texts means sound mindedness.

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity Charles Ebert Orr 1897

  • Tolma men gar alogistos, andria philetairos enomisthae, mellasis te promaethaes, deilia euprepaes to de sophron.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War 86 BC-34? BC Sallust 1844


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  • anc. Greek Chaste, modest. Diminutive of Sophronia.

    July 9, 2008