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χλω. ὑπὸ βάσσαις, “"under"” (screened by) green glades,—in the sacred grove (cp. 17) and in the neighbouring Academy. Cp. Ai. 198ἐν εὐανέμοις βάσσαις” (Ida's glens). If the word could be referred, like “βυσσός”, to the rt. of “βαθύς”, it would be peculiarly appropriate here to the haunts of the bird that “"sings darkling."

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