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μύσαντες. μυ?ω (from “μῦ”, a sound made with closed lips)=‘to be shut,’ said of the eyes, the lips, or any opening ( Il. 24.637οὐ γάρ πω μύσαν ὄσσε”): but the aor. part. regularly meant, ‘with eyes shut’: Plat. Gorg. 480Cπαρέχειν μύσαντα καὶ ἀνδρείως ὥσπερ τέμνειν καὶ κάειν ἰατρῷ”. There was a proverb, “μύσαντα φέρειν” (‘to grin and bear it’), Meineke Com. 3, p. 4.

νόσον, the scourge of the storm: cp. 1141.

ἐν χρ. μακρ.: for the prep. see O. C. 88 n.

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    • Plato, Gorgias, 480c
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    • Homer, Iliad, 24.637
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