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μελίσσης=“μέλιτος”: schol. “ἀπὸ γὰρ τοῦ ποιοῦντος τὸ ποιούμενον”, quoting the Erastae (fr. 160) “γλώσσης μελίσσης τῷ κατερρυηκότι”. So “πορφύρα” (the purple-fish)=purple, “ἐλέφας”=ivory, “χελώνη” =tortoise-shell.

προσφέρειν infin. for imper., as esp. in precepts or maxims: cp. 490, O. T. 1466αἷν μοι μέλεσθαι”, 1529 “μηδέν᾽ ὀλβίζειν”.

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