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[1046] εἰδεῖτ᾽ = εἰδείητε, only here, it seems: but cp. εἶτε = “εἴητεHom. Od. 21.195 (doubtful in Soph. Ant. 215). εἰδεῖμεν and εἶμεν occur in Plato (Plat. Rep. 581e, Plat. Theaet. 147a) as well as in verse. In Dem. 14.27καταθεῖτε” is not certain (κατάθοιτε Baiter and Sauppe): in Dem. 18.324 he has ἐνθείητε. Speaking generally, we may say that the contracted termination -εῖεν for -είησαν is common to poetry and prose; while the corresponding contractions, -εῖμεν for -είημεν and -εῖτε for -είητε, are rare except in poetry.

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