δυσπρόσοιστον=“χαλεπὸν προσφέρεσθαι” (midd.), hard for one to hold intercourse with. Cp. Plat. Lys. 223 B “ἐδόκουν ἡμῖν...ἄποροι εἶναι προσφέρεσθαι”, they “"seemed to us hard to deal with."” The epithet refers to his sullen silence, and is defined by ἀπροσήγορον. In Eur. I. A. 345 “δυσπρόσιτος ἔσω τε κλῄθρων σπάνιος”, Thuc. 1.130 “δυσπρόσοδον... αὑτὸν παρεῖχε”, the sense is “"hard of access,"” i.e. living in a haughty seclusion. Cp. Tr. 1093 “λέοντ̓, ἄπλατον θρέμμα κἀπροσήγορον” (the Nemean lion). στόμα: for the periphrasis cp. 603.
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