nothing comes from nothing -> οὐδὲν ἕξ οὐδενός, οὐδὲν ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος γίνεσθαι

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nothing comes from nothing
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Searching the phrase brings up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_comes_from_nothing

If you go down on the left column you will find the equivalent Greek page:
https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%9F%CF%85%CE%B4%CE%AD%CE%BD_%CE%B5%CE%BE_%CE%BF%CF%85%CE%B4%CE%B5%CE%BD%CF%8C%CF%82

Hence: ουδέν εξ ουδενός

And in Ancient Greek polytonic: οὐδὲν ἕξ οὐδενός
« Last Edit: 23 Jul, 2013, 19:40:59 by spiros »



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Oὐδὲν ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος γίνεσθαι οὐδ' εἰς τὸ μὴ ὂν φθείρεσθαι.
Διογένης ο Απολλωνιάτης




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Ἐδόκει δὲ αὐτῷ τάδε· στοιχεῖον εἶναι τὸν ἀέρα, κόσμους ἀπείρους καὶ κενὸν ἄπειρον· τόν τε ἀέρα πυκνούμενον καὶ ἀραιούμενον γεννητικὸν εἶναι τῶν κόσμων· οὐδὲν ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος γίνεσθαι οὐδ’ εἰς τὸ μὴ ὂν φθείρεσθαι· τὴν γῆν στρογγύλην, ἠρεισμένην ἐν τῷ μέσῳ, τὴν σύστασιν εἰληφυῖαν κατὰ τὴν ἐκ τοῦ θερμοῦ περιφορὰν καὶ πῆξιν ὑπὸ τοῦ ψυχροῦ.

The doctrines of Diogenes were as follows. Air is the universal element. There are worlds unlimited in number, and unlimited empty space. Air by condensation and rarefaction generates the worlds. Nothing comes into being from what is not or passes away into what is not. The earth is spherical, firmly supported in the centre, having its construction determined by the revolution which comes from heat and by the congealment caused by cold.

http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&query=Diog.%20Laert.%209.9&getid=1
http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&getid=0&query=Diog.%20Laert.%209.9
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, 9.9
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Ο Διογένης ο Απολλωνιάτης ήταν της σχολής του Δημοκρίτου:

...Democritus held that nothing could come from nothing, that everything is already in the world and it is merely a matter of combination and re-combination of eternal bits of immutable stuff called atoms that remain indivisible in and of themselves, but are capable by hooks and barbs or balls and joints to combine to other atoms to make up the materials of life...

(Democritus - Ancient Greek Philosopher - Biography)


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Nothing comes from nothing (Latin: ex nihilo nihil fit) is a philosophical expression of a thesis first argued by Parmenides. [...] We can trace this idea to the teaching of Empedocles. Today the idea is loosely associated with the laws of conservation of mass and energy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_comes_from_nothing


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...Ο Εμπεδοκλής, ο Παρμενίδης, ο Αναξαγόρας και ο Δημόκριτος (460-390 π.Χ.) εξέφρασαν την αρχή της διατηρήσεως της μάζας και της ενέργειας μ' αυτά τα λόγια[ix]: "Τίποτε δεν γεννιέται από το τίποτε και τίποτε δεν φθείρεται στο τίποτε"...

(Ο ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΑΡΧΗ ΤΗΣ ΜΗ ΑΝΑΣΤΡΕΨΙΜΟΤΗΤΑΣ)


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