φοιτᾷ, moves wildly about. Cp. Hom. Il. 15.685 “ὣς Αἴας ἐπὶ πολλὰ θοάων ἴκρια νηῶν ι φοίτα μακρὰ βιβάς—” where he has just been likened to a man jumping from one horse to another, θρώσκων ἄλλοτ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἄλλον. So of the sharp, sudden visits of the νόσος, Soph. Phil. 808 “ὀξεῖα φοιτᾷ καὶ ταχεῖ᾽ ἀπέρχεται.” Soph. Aj. 59 “φοιτῶντ᾽ ἄνδρα μανιάσιν νόσοις,” “raving.” Curtius （Curt. Etym. 417） would refer the word to φυ, φοιτάω coming from φοϝ-ι-τα-ω, “to be often” （in a place）.
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