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εὔστομ᾽ ἔχε=“σῖγα ἔχε”: for the neut. pl. as adv., cp. O. T. 883 n. Her. 2. 171ταύτης...μοι πέρι” (“τῆς τελετῆς”) “εὔστομα κείσθω”, i.e., ‘it will be best to observe silence.’ Aelian De Nat. An. 14. 28 “τά γε παῤ ἐμοῦ ἔστω πρὸς αὐτοὺς” (the gods) “εὔστομα”. Nub. 833 “εὐστόμει”=“εὐφήμει.

τί τόδε; ‘what now?’ So “τί τοῦτο”; O. C. 513.Here, as in 210 f., the rapid tribrachs mark excitement.

προὐφάνη: cp. 189τηλεφανής”.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.171
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 513
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 883
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 189
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