sacred “aunt—My,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, iv. 5. 134. “It is remarkable that the Greeks give to the uncle the title of Sacred, θεῖος. Patruus avunculus, ὁ πρὸς μητρὸς θεῖος, Gaz. de Senec.; patruus, ὁ πρὸς μητρὸς θεῖος, avunculus, Budæi Lexic.; θεῖος is also used absolutely for ὁ πρὸς πατρὸς θεῖος, Euripid. Iphigen. Taurid. 1. 930, Ιφι<*> Ἦ που νοσοῦντας θεῖος ὕβρισεν δόμους; And Xenoph. Κυρου παιδ. lib. i. passim” (VAILLANT) . “This circumstance may tend to establish an opinion I have elsewhere expressed, that this play was not the entire composition of Shakspeare [see Introduction to Troilus and Cressida, Dyce's Shakespeare, second edition], to whom the Grecism before us was probably unknown” (STEEVENS) .
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