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ἀνέπταν, aor. referring to a moment just past; we should use the pres.: cp. O. C. 1466ἔπτηξα θυμόν”: Ai. 693ἔφριξ᾽ ἔρωτι περιχαρὴς δ᾽ ἀνεπτάμην”: cp. O. T. 337 n. The act. aor. “ἔπτην” is once used in lyrics by Aesch. ( Aesch. P. V. 555προσέπτα”), and once by Eur. ( Eur. Med. 440, “ἀνέπτα”). Eur. Itis a poetical form, but occurs in late prose (Arrian, Lucian, etc.).— φόβῳ, with fear of the curses invoked by Eurydicè.

ἀνταίαν, sc.πληγήν” (O. C. 544 n.), a blow which strikes one full on the breast: El. 195παγχάλκων ἀνταία γενύων ὡρμάθη πλαγά”: Eur. Andr. 844ἵν᾽ ἀνταίαν ἐρείσω πλαγάν”. But “διανταία” =a thrust which passes through the body: Aesch. Cho. 639ξίφος διανταίαν ὀξυπευκὲς οὐτᾷ”.

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