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ψυχῆς, ‘life’; see on O. C. 998 f. The word has been suspected, and prosaically altered (cr. n.). But it is strictly correct to describe a child as ‘born from’ its mother's ‘life.’ Here the phrase has a pathetic force; his very life was her gift.

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