ἐξ ἅπαντος, starting from anything as the “ἀφορμή” or “ὕλη” of discourse; “"on any theme."” So “ἐκ” marks the conditions from which action sets out (“ὡς ἐκ τῶνδ̓”, Ai. 537). εὖ λέγει, pleads speciously: Eur. Hec. 1191 “δύνασθαι τἄδικ᾽ εὖ λέγειν”.
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