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ἐγώ, an expression of divine majesty and power; cp. 69, 85.

δυσφόρους, hard to bear up against: her hand is heavy upon him. Cp. 643δύσφορον ἄταν”: O.T. 87 “τὰ δύσφοῤ”, i.e., the woes of Thebes: El. 144τῶν δυσφόρων”, miseries. Besides this sense, the only other in which the word occurs is, ‘hard to carry about,’ ‘moving with difficulty,’ as Plat. Tim.p. 74 E “ἵνα μὴ δύσφορα τὰ σώματα ἀπεργάζοιντο” (‘unwieldy’). A scholiast wrongly took “δυσφόρους” here as=“κακῶς φερομένας, παραφόρους”, i.e. ‘led astray,’ ‘misguided.’

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