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ἀμπνοὰς ἔχοντα=“ἔμπνουν ὄντα”. The proper sense of “ἀναπνοή” is (1) ‘recovery of breath’; or (2) =“εἰσπνοή” as opp. to “ἐκπνοή”, the drawing in of breath. Here, however, it means merely “πνοή”, as=‘the breath of life.’ Cp. Eur. Or. 421μητρὸς οἴχονται πνοαί”.


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