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δύσμορος, ‘that wretch’: cp. 1290δύστηνε.

ἐννυχίαν τέρψιν ἰαύειν, ‘to pass the night in sweet repose.’ The inf. depends on “νεῖμεν”, with “τέρψιν” as cogn. acc.—The Homeric “ἰαύω” means, not ‘to sleep,’ but ‘to pass the night’ or ‘bivouac’: see, e.g. Il. 9. 325ἀυ?́πνους νύκτας ἴαυον”. It used to be connected with the rt. “ἀϝ” (“ἄω”), ‘breathe’: but Leo Meyer, who converted G. Curtius on this point, has shown that “ἰαύω” should be referred to a rt. “ἀϝες”, equivalent to the Sanskrit rt. vas (‘dwell’), whence the aorist “ἄεσα”, Od. 3. 151νύκτα μὲν ἀέσαμεν” (‘we abode’) “χαλεπὰ φρεσὶν ὁρμαίνοντες”. In the present “ἰαύω ι” is the reduplication. Curtius compares “ἰ-ά-σκειν”, an inchoative present from “ἀγ”, which Hesychius explains by “ἄγειν”. (See Curtius Gk. Verb pp. 197, 520, 543.)—“ἰαύω” occurs in postHomeric Greek of the classical age only here and in Soph. Ph. 1537 f. “δεμνίοις ... ἰαύων”. [Eur. ] Rhes. 740 “τὸν ὑπασπίδιον κοῖτον ἰαύει”.

Remark the repetition of τέρψιν (after 1201): it recurs in 1216. See n. on O.C. 554.

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