τέκνον: a mode of address which he has not used since v. 997 (“ὦ παῖ”). Cp. 923 “ὦ ξένε” (n.). τίνος φώνημα; In this agitated and rapid utterance, it seems best to understand “ἐστί” with “φώνημα”, and to take ἐπῃσθόμην with Ὀδυσσέως, rather than to suppose that “φώνημα” is governed by “ἐπῃσθόμην” and understood again with the proper name.
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