Definition of aenigma
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y zgo back
Orthography ID = 2001468
1.
LNS
aenigma, aenigmatis
aenigma
αἴνιγμα
noun (n., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. that which is enigmatical or dark in a figurative representation, an allegory
  2. That which is dark, obscure, inexplicable
  3. a riddle, enigma, obscurity
  4. A mystery
  5. a mystical tenet or dogma in religion
Abbreviations
aenigma, atis, n., = αἴνιγμα (dat. and abl. plur. aenigmatis, Charis. p. 38 P.), that which is enigmatical or dark in a figurative representation, an allegory; accto Quintilian's expl.: allegoria, quae est obscurior, Inst. 8, 6, 52; Cic. de Or. 3, 42.

— Of other things. That which is dark, obscure, or inexplicable; a riddle, enigma, obscurity: regina Saba venit temptare eum in aenigmatibus, Vulg. 3 Reg. 10, 1: obscuritates et aenigmata somniorum, Cic. Div. 2, 64; aenigma numero Platonis obscurius, id. Att. 7, 13: legum, Juv. 8, 50: palam et non per aenigmata Dominum videt, Vulg. Num. 12, 8; 1 Cor. 13, 12.

— A mystery; a mystical tenet or dogma in religion, Arn 3, p. 109.
 
top_lefttop_controlrow1_right
middle_left
middle_check
middle_arrow
middle_right
middle_left
middle_check
middle_arrow
middle_right
middle_left
middle_check
middle_arrow
middle_right
middle_left
middle_check
middle_arrow
middle_right
middle_left
middle_check
middle_arrow
middle_right