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δυσπρόσοιστον=“χαλεπὸν προσφέρεσθαι” (midd.), hard for one to hold intercourse with. Cp. Plat. Lys. 223 Bἐδόκουν 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. 345δυσπρόσιτος ἔσω τε κλῄθρων σπάνιος”, Thuc. 1.130δυσπρόσοδον... αὑτὸν παρεῖχε”, the sense is “"hard of access,"i.e. living in a haughty seclusion. Cp. Tr. 1093λέοντ̓, ἄπλατον θρέμμα κἀπροσήγορον” (the Nemean lion).

στόμα: for the periphrasis cp. 603.

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    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 345
    • Plato, Lysis, 223b
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1093
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.130
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