εὕρημα expresses the sudden delight of the god when he receives the babe from the mother, —as Hermes receives his new-born son Pan from the Νύμφη ἐϋπλόκαμος, HH 19.40 “τὸν δ᾽ αἶψ᾽ Ἑρμείης ἐριούνιος ἐς χέρα θῆκεν ι δεξάμενος: χαῖρεν δὲ νόῳ περιώσια δαίμων.” The word commonly = a lucky “find, ” like ἕρμαιον, or a happy thought. In Eur. Ion 1349 it is not “a foundling, ” but the box containing σπάργανα found by Ion.
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