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ὧν, by attract.: O. T. 788ὧνἱκόμην” = (τούτων) ἱκόμην.

ἀδηλοῦμεν. Since ἀδηλέω=to be ἄδηλος, (as ἀπειθέω to be ἀπειθής, ἀκοσμέω to be ἄκοσμος,) the form strictly implies that ἄδηλος could mean, "not seeing clearly": but an act. sense nowhere occurs, for in Eur. Or. 1318χρόᾳ δ᾽ ἀδήλῳ τῶν δεδραμένων πέρι” means, "faces wherein the deeds cannot be read" (not, “"which seem to know nought of them"”). Cp. the verbs formed from the active use of verbal adjectives which were primarily passive, as ἀλαστέω, to be unforgetting, ἀτλητέω, to be impatient (O. T. 515). Conversely, δηλόω, "to make δῆλος," sometimes verges on the sense, "to be δῆλος" (Ant. 20, 242).

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