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πρόρριζος here= “πανώλεθρος”, as in Ar. Ran. 587πρόρριζος αὐτός, γυνή, τὰ παιδία”, | “κάκιστ᾽ ἀπολοίμην”. It would strain the word to understand, ‘torn from his place’ in the chariot.

ἐκριφθείς. In Her. 6. 86ἐκτέτριπται...πρόρριζος” is said of a man whose family is exterminated (cp. Eur. Hipp. 684); but “ἐκτριφθείς” is manifestly unsuitable here.

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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 587
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 684
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