λακπάτητον, proleptic (475). The form “λαξπάτητον”, which Eustathius treats as the normal one (adding, “ὅ τινες ..διὰ τοῦ κ γράφουσιν”), is defended by Ellendt. He thinks that the κ form came from correctors who supposed that ξπ was an impossible combination for Attic Greek. We find, indeed, “ἑξπηχυστί” Soph. fr. 938, and the ‘Attic’ forms “ἕξπουν, ἕξκλινον, ἑξμέδμινον” (O. T. 1137 n.). But, though “λαξπάτητον” may well have been admissible, it is evident that the κ form would be recommended by ease of pronunciation. The compound occurs only here. ἀντρέπων, as though it were an altar, a statue, or a fair building. Cp. Aesch. Ag. 383, Eum. 539(quoted on 853 ff.).—For the apocopè of “ἀνά” in comp., cp. O. C. 1070 “ἄμβασις”, Tr. 528 “ἀμμένει”, ib. 839 “ἄμμιγα”, Ai. 416 “ἀμπνοάς” (all lyr.). In Tr. 396 (dial.) Herm. conjectured “κἀννεώσασθαι” for “καὶ νεώσασθαι”. It is unknown whether “ἄγχαζε” (fr. 883) occurred in lyr. or in dial. Cp. Introd. to Homer, Appendix, p. 197.
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