ματρὸς ἔχοντες ἀν. γονάν, having their origin from an unhappily-married mother. The epithet is made to agree with γονάν, not with ματρός, as in 793, “νεῖκοσ-ἀνδρῶν ξύναιμον”: i.e., “μητρὸσγονή”, mother-source, forms one notion. For “γονὰς ἔχειν” cp. O. C. 972 “ὃς οὔτε βλάστας πω γενεθλίους πατρός, ι οὐ μητρὸς εἶχον”. For ἀνύμφ., cp. Tr. 144 “ἄλοχοι μέλεαι...καὶ δύσνυμφοι”: Hipp. 757“κακονυμφοτάταν ὄνασιν” (‘to bless her with a marriage most unblest’). O. T. 1214 “ἄγαμον γάμον”.—The comma should not be placed after ματρός, which is inseparable from the following phrase. Without “ματρός”, the words “ἔχοντες ἀνύμφευτον γονάν” could still mean, ‘born from one who was unhappily married,’ but would be harsh and obscure. The word πάθαν refers to their own fate. Then ματρὸς … γονάν supplements this by indicating that they mourn for their mother's fate also.
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