ἥτις εὐγενὴς γυνή, sc. “εἴη”: cp. Il. 5. 481“τά τ᾽ ἔλδεται, ὅς κ᾽ ἐπιδευής” (sc. “<*>ησι”): and id. 14. 376. Here the adj. combines the ideas of birth and character: cp. 989: Ph. 874“ἀλλ᾽ εὐγενὴς γὰρ ἡ φύσις κἀξ εὐγενῶν”: Ant. 38“εἴτ᾽ εὐγενὴς πέφυκας εἴτ᾽ ἐσθλῶν κακή”.
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