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χρείας τῆσδ̓, ‘this urgent matter’ (as they infer it to be from the speaker's distress). So “χρεία” sometimes=‘a request’: O. T. 1435καὶ τοῦ με χρείας ὦδε λιπαρεῖς τυχεῖν;

ὑπεσπανισμένον, ‘scanted,’ i.e., ‘imperfectly done.’ With Aesch. this partic. means ‘scanted of’ a thing, ‘insufficiently provided’ with it: e.g.βορᾶς” ( Aesch. Pers. 490), “φόνου” ( Aesch. Ch. 577). Cp. Shakesp. Othello 1. 3. 267You think | I will your serious and great business scant” (i.e. ‘neglect’).

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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 577
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1435
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