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1 The word so rendered has puzzled the commentators from very early times. See the full disoussion of Littré ad loc. The ancients interpreted either "cooped up" or "altered," "faussée" (Littré). See Erotian sub voce φωναὶ κατείλλους1αι. I think that H. used a strange word metaphorically on purpose to describe a strange alteration in the voice, which was as it were "imprisoned" or (to borrow a motoring expression) "silenced."
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