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δοκεῖν, to conjecture; φρονεῖν, to understand, to feel, by one's own experience: cp. O. C. 1741φρονῶ”, ‘I know it well.’ As the Chorus had recognised Tecmessa's unique place in the affections of Ajax (211 f.), so by “δοκεῖν” she implies that they can at least form some estimate of her loss.

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