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ἐνέργ-εια , ,
A.activity, operation, opp. ἕξις (disposition), Arist.EN1098b33, al.; “ζῴουPlb.1.4.7; “ χαρὰ καὶ εὐφροσύνη κατὰ κίνησιν ἐνεργείᾳ βλέπονταιEpicur.Fr.2; opp. ἀογία, Hierocl. in CA19p.461M.: pl., παντοδαπαὶ . Polystr.p.30 W.; “. καὶ σπουδήPTeb.616 (ii A.D.); physiological function, Gal.6.21; performance,τῶν καθηκόντωνPh.1.91; activity, of drugs, Gal.6.467; force, of an engine, D.S.20.95 (but, mechanism, 'action', Hero Aut.1.7).
b. workmanship, Aristeas 59.
2. esp. of divine or supernatural action, Ep.Eph.1.19, al., Aristeas 266; “. θεοῦ Διὸς ΒαιτοκαίκηςOGI262.4 (Syria, iii A.D.); magical operation,ἱερὰ .PMag.Par.1.159.
3. pl., “ἐνέργειαιcosmic forces, Herm. ap. Stob.1.41.6.
4. Gramm., active force, opp. πάθος, D.T.637.29, A.D.Synt.9.9 (pl.), al.; ἐνέργειαι καὶ πάθη active and passive forms, Alex.Fig.2.14.
5. Rhet., vigour of style, Arist. Rh.1411b28.
II. in the philos. of Arist., opp. δύναμις, actuality, Metaph.1048a26, al.; opp. ὕλη, ib.1043a20; ὡς . οὐσία, substance in the sense of actuality, ib.1042b10; opp. ἐντελέχεια, as actuality to full reality, ib.1050a22, 1047a30; ἐνεργείᾳ actually, opp. δυνάμει, ib.1045b19, al., etc.
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