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[1160] ἐς τριβὰς ἐλᾷ, will push (the matter) to delays ( Soph. Ant. 577μὴ τριβὰς ἔτι),” —is bent on protracting his delay: ἐλαύνειν as in Hdt. 2.124ἐς πᾶσαν κακότητα ἐλάσαι,” they said that he went all lengths in wickedness: Tyrt. 11.10ἀμφοτέρων δ᾽ εἰς κόρον ἠλάσατε,” ye had taken your fill of both. For the fut., expressing resolve, cp. Aristoph. Birds 759αἶρε πλῆκτρον, εἰ μαχεῖ.

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