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κἀμοῦ: for the redundant “καί”, see on O.C. 53 “ὅσ᾽ οἶδα κἀγώ.

μητρὸςφίλος, her ‘dear one,’ ‘darling.’ The objections made to “φίλος”, on the ground that it must mean ‘friend,’ illustrate the danger of identifying a word with its conventional equivalent in another language. The conjectures are all bad (“γάνος, θάλος, τέκος, φάος”, and, worst of all, “᾿φελος”, i.e.ὄφελος”).

The schol. on 1146 has, “τὸ δὲ φίλος ἀντὶ ὄφελος”. But P. N. Papageorgius corrects “ὄφελος” to “ φίλος” (Scholia in Soph. Trag. Vetera, Leipsic, 1888). And this is confirmed by the first part of the same scholium: “οὐκ ἦσθα τῆς μητρὸς ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον καὶ ἐμοῦ”: i.e., the scholiast understood, ‘for thou didst not belong to thy mother more than to me,’ and took “φίλος” as=a vocative.

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