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δειλαία δειλαίων. This adj., usu. said of persons, is applied to things in O. C. 513, Tr. 1026.Cp. Eur. Hec. 84ἥξει τι μέλος γοερὸν γοεραῖς”. The antistrophic verse (860), “πᾶσι θνατοῖς ἔφυ μόρος”, indicates that the “αι” of “δειλαία” and of “δειλαίων” is short, as in Soph. Ant. 1310(n.). H. Heinrich SchmidtJ. , however, makes it long in both words, reading “πᾶσιν θνατοῖσιν ἔφυ μόρος” in 860.

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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 84
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 513
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1026
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