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[1088] οὐ = οὐ μὰ: see on 660.

ἀπείρων = ἄπειρος: Hesych. 1.433ἀπείρονας: ἀπειράτους. Σοφοκλῆς Θυέστῃ.” Ellendt thinks that ἀπειράτους here meant ἀπεράντους ( “limitless ”): but elsewhere ἀπείρατος always = “untried” or “inexperienced.” Conversely Soph. used ἄπειρος in the commoner sense of ἀπείρων, “vast, ” fr. 481 χιτὼν ἄπειρος ἐνδυτήριος κακῶν. περά-ω, to go through, πεῖραπερία), a going-through (peritus, periculum), are closely akin to πέρα, beyond, πέρας, πεῖραρ a limit (Curt. Etym. 356-357): in poetical usage, then, their derivatives might easily pass into each other's meanings.

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