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[957] σημάντωρ is, I think, unquestionably right. A is among the MSS. which have it, and in several it is explained by the gloss μηνυτής. That the word was not unfamiliar to poetical language in the sense (“indicator,” “informant”) which it has here, may be inferred from Anthol. 6.62 (Jacobs 1.205) κυκλοτερῆ μόλιβον, σελίδων σημάντορα πλευρῆς, the pencil which makes notes in the margin of pages: Nonnus 37.551 σημάντορι φωνῇ. On the other hand, σημήνας γενοῦ could mean nothing but “place yourself in the position of having told me,” and could only be explained as a way of saying, “tell me at once.” But such a use of γενέσθαι with aor. partic. would be unexampled. The only proper use of it is made clear by such passages as these: Soph. Aj. 588μὴ προδοὺς ἡμᾶς γένῃ,” do not make yourself guilty of having betrayed us: Soph. Phil. 772μὴ σαυτόν θ᾽ ἅμα κἀμὲ ... κτείνας γένῃ,” do not make yourself guilty of having slain both yourself and me.

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