caecus


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caecus

An obsolete term for a blind pouch—i.e., cul-de-sac or caecum.
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8) "Est quoddam per imbecillitatem, praeeunte Apostolo, ad maximas vires iter: sim ego debilissimus, dummodo in mea debilitate immortalis ille et melior vigor eo se efficacius exerat; dummodo in meis tenebris divini vultus lumen eo clarius eluceat; tum enim infirmissimus ero simul et validissimus, caecus eodem tempore et perspicacissimus; hac possim ego infirmitate consummari, hac perfici, possim in hac obscuritate sic ego irradiari.
721f, cited in LSJ, 1019); thence it is argued that kophos means "neither heard nor hearing," just as tuphlos and caecus mean 'unseen' and 'unseeing'" (Janko 1992, 153); on this reading, therefore, what Apollo wishes to convey about the dead, dissolute corpse of Hector is, finally, its "insensibility.
Cecilia - feminine version of the Roman name Caecilius, which came from Latin caecus 'blind';
43 below on the truth of the proposition: Homo est caecus.