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τμητοῖς, the epithet of reins (747 n.), serves here to define the sense of “ὁλκοῖς”. Ordinarily “ὁλκός” means (1) a sort of hauling machine, or (2) a furrow.— “ἐγκῦρσαι”, ‘to meet with them,’ as a mode of death. Cp. Her. 2. 82ὁτέοισι ἐγκυρήσει” (what fortunes he will have) “καὶ ὅκως τελευτήσει”. (We cannot supply “μόρῳ” with the verb, and take “ὁλκοῖς” as instrumental dat.)

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