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νηλίπους: schol. “α:νυπόδητος”. Apoll. Rhod. 3. 646νήλιπος, οἰέανος” (shoeless, with only a tunic): Theocr. 4. 56εἰς ὄρος ὅκχ᾽ ἕρπῃς, μὴ ἀνάλιπος ἔρχεο, Βάττε”: where schol. “ἦλιψ γὰρ τὸ ὑπόδημα”. If the word really comes from an “ἦλιψ” (of which there is no other trace), then νηλίπους (used also by Lycophron 635, who, however, may have followed Soph.) is less correct than “νήλιπος”, which Blomfield (Aesch. PV 248) wished to restore here. Eustathius 787. 52 derives “νήλιπος” from “λίπος” (fat, unguent), explaining it by “αὐχμηρὸς καὶ ἀλιπής” (“"unkempt"”).

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