~blush~ Could you also include what "INXC" means. :o
It's shorthand for "In Christ" (XC being the Greek abbreviation for Christ - XPICTOC). Think of the pairs of letters on either side of Jesus' head in his icons (IC - [IHCOYC] XC).
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:47 PM
Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:22 AM
Regarding 'kakaya prelest' -
Sorry folks, but Lydia is clear that 'kakaya prelest' can only mean 'how charming'. It cannot be used to mean (if one would say so) 'what delusion', either in modern Russian or otherwise. If one were to remark that someone was in prelest, one would say, 'on v' prelesti'.
Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:57 AM
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 04:41 PM
Do you or any other members of MONACHOS find the same difficulties that I experience?
Posted 06 August 2007 - 02:25 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:16 PM
Prelest is the word in Slavonic for 'spiritual delusion'; in Greek it is 'plani'. The glossary at the end of the Philokalia Vol 1 says: "wandering astray, deflection from the right path; hence error, beguilement, the acceptance of a mirage mistaken for truth."
Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:18 PM
I see that the underlining (and the links) have been removed. I am no longer sure how to get to the dictionary - could it perhaps be added to the quick links menu? And I imagine people surfing in are probably unaware of its existence.
For what it's worth, I thought the linked dictionary was a valuable idea, well worth any slight inconvenience.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:31 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:20 PM
"Plani" is πλάνη in Greek characters; it means "delusion". In the NT, a verb form of this is used in referring to those who wander or stray (as in the parable of the lost sheep in Matthew 18:12-14).
Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:43 PM
As for the underlining, I too found it mildly distracting for about five minutes, after which I found myself just not processing it.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:48 PM
It just occured to me that for the mild to moderate ADD folks the underlining can be less distracting and they may be able to work around it, but for others they may not be able to work around it so possibly again a feature to turn it on or off is the answer/solution--yes a middle ground even here.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:01 PM
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