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ἀφορμᾷ, sc. ἀστραπή”, “"rushes forth"” (from the sky),—better here than the v.l.ἐφορμᾷ.

ξυμφορᾶς, not definitely “"misfortune,"” but rather, more generally, “"grave issue."” The thought is merely that something momentous always follows such a storm. Cp. O. T. 44τὰς ξυμφορὰς ...τῶν βουλευμάτων”, the issues or effects of counsels.

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