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[1255] φοιτᾷ, moves wildly about. Cp. Hom. Il. 15.685ὣς Αἴας ἐπὶ πολλὰ θοάων ἴκρια νηῶν 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. 808ὀξεῖα φοιτᾷ καὶ ταχεῖ᾽ ἀπέρχεται.Soph. Aj. 59φοιτῶντ᾽ 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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