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ἐπιμεῖναιὀξῦναι, to wait on, (so as) to sharpen. (In Thuc.3. 26, “ἐπιμένοντες...πεύσεσθαι”, the fut. inf. stands as after “προσδοκῶντες”: it does not, like “ὀξῦναι” here, express the result.) Cp. Soph. Ai.584γλῶσσά σου τεθηγμένη”. For the aor. inf. of “ἐπιμένω”, cp. Hom. Od.11. 350τλήτω”... | ...“ἐπιμεῖναι ἐς αὔριον”. The delay is viewed as a whole, not as a process.— Others, less well, make “στόμα” the subject to “ὀξῦναι”: ‘Do not wait for my words to goad thee.’

αὐτὸν, of thine own accord.

εἰκαθόντα: as to these forms, see O.T. 651 n.

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    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.350
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 584
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