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adj. Linguistics
Occurring without an article. Used especially of Greek nouns.

[From Greek anarthros, not articulated : an-, without; see a-1 + arthron, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Linguistics) (of a noun) used without an article
2. (Biology) having no joints or articulated limbs
[C19: from Greek anarthros, from an- + arthros joint, definite article]
anˈarthrously adv
anˈarthrousness n
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Careful as Asterius was, he could have written them anarthrous when not directly discussing the use of the article.
According to the so-called 'Fitzgerald's Canon' Aristotle writes anarthrous [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] when he is referring to the historical Socrates and [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] when he is referring to the Platonic Socrates of the dialogues.
b) All of the several writers who refer to the Son of Man still ignore two remarkable facts: (i) the consistency with which the definite form, `the Son of Man', is used in sayings-traditions (with one solitary exception); (ii) the consistency with which, conversely, the anarthrous `Son of Man' is used in New Testament Greek outside the sayings-traditions and in non-Christian Hebrew sources (with, to the best of my knowledge, one solitary exception, 1QS XI.