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ἀνακαλοῦμαι, simply, “"I invoke,"” not, “"I invoke again."” In this compound the prep. has two different meanings, (1) “"aloud,"” as in “ἀναβοᾶν, ἀνακηρύσσειν”, and (2) “"up"” or “"back,"” as in “ἀνιέναι”. Cp. Her. 9.90θεοὺς...ἀνακαλέων”, “"calling aloud on the gods"”: El. 693Ἀργεῖος...ἀνακαλούμενος”: Tr. 910τὸν αὑτῆς δαίμον᾽ ἀνακαλουμένη”. So in Eur. Suppl. 626κεκλημένους μὲν ἀνακαλούμεθ᾽ αὖ θεούς”=“"again (“αὖ"”) we call aloud,” etc.

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    • Euripides, Suppliants, 626
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.90
    • Sophocles, Electra, 693
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 910
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