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φέροντες, ‘carrying’ (in the urn), refers simply to the mode of conveyance; κομίζομεν, ‘we bring,’ expresses the care with which they perform their mission. In “κομίζω”, ‘care’ is indeed the primary notion (cp. “κομιδή”): that of ‘taking a thing to a place’ is secondary. “φέρω” and “κομίζω” are similarly combined in Isaeus or. 8 § 21 (referring to a funeral): “εἰσελθὼν δὲ εἴσω κομίζειν οἷος ἦν, ἔχων τοὺς οἴσοντας”: ‘I was disposed to remove the body, having bearers with me.’

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