The entry for “aphelis” from Liddell & Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon, 1855

☛LIDDELL, Henry George & SCOTT, Robert (1855). A Lexicon Abridged from Liddell & Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon, Fifth edition, Oxford : University Press. See also the entry at Perseus.

See from Perseus how the Greek word “aphelis” (ἀφελής) was used in various ancient documents, as well as the meaning of the roots φελλεύς and φελλός. Below, an entry from Etyma Graeca. An Etymological Lexicon of Classical Greek, by Edward Ross Wharton, London: Percival and Co., 1890, p. 32:

Screenshot for the entry ἀφελής in the Etyma Graeca (1890)
Etyma Graeca. An Etymological Lexicon of Classical Greek, by Edward Ross Wharton, London: Percival and Co., 1890, p. 32

Next screenshot from J. B. Hofmann’s Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Griechischen, Munich: R. Oldenburg, 1949, p. 29:

Screenshot for the entry ἀφελής in a german etymological dictionary
J. B. Hofmann’s Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Griechischen, Munich: R. Oldenburg, 1949, p. 29

Below from Ετυμολογικόν Λεξικόν της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής, a Greek translation of J. B. Hofmann’s Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Griechischen (Athens, 1974), p. 33:

Screenshot for the entry ἀφελής in Hofmann’s Etymological lexicon of ancient Greek
J. B. Hofmann, Ετυμολογικόν Λεξικόν της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής, Athens, 1974, p. 33.

Next entry in French, from Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, étudiée dans ses rapports avec les autres langues indo-européennes by Emile Boisacq, Paris: C. Klincksieck, 1916, p. 105:

Screenshot of the entry ἀφελής in Emile Boisacq’s Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, 1916
Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, étudiée dans ses rapports avec les autres langues indo-européennes by Emile Boisacq, Paris: C. Klincksieck, 1916, p. 105

Finally, a longer examination of the etymology offered in French by Pierre Chantraine in his Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque (Paris: Klincksieck, 1968, p. 146):

Screenshot of the entry for ἀφελής in Pierre Chantraine’s Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, 1968
Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque by Pierre Chantraine, Paris: Klincksieck, 1968, p. 146.

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See also on the topic of difference/indifference, knowledge/innocence, etc.:

 

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A polaroid picture shows pebbles scattered on the ground with the caption “They do not agree”
John Baldessari, Goya Series: They Do Not Agree, 1997. Image retrieved from the book An Epistemology of Noise by Cecile Malaspina, 2018.
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