Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 5 Part 24

To come from something

Paragraph 1 'To come from something' means:
Paragraph 2 (1) to come from something as from matter, and this in two senses, either in respect of the highest genus or in respect of the lowest species;
Paragraph 3 (2) As from the first moving principle;
Paragraph 4 (3) From the compound of matter and shape, as the parts come from the whole, and the verse from the Iliad, and the stones from the house;
Paragraph 5 (4) As the form from its part, e.g. man from 'two-footed' and syllable from 'letter';
Paragraph 6 but (5) others are so described if one of these senses is applicable to a part of that other thing;
Paragraph 7 (6) It means coming after a thing in time, e.g. night comes from day and storm from fine weather, because the one comes after the other.

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