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διερραίνοντο, ‘were sprinkled abroad’: a word applied by Arist. to the ‘diffusion’ of fire by rapid movement, Meteor. I. 3 (p. 341 a 30) “τὸ...πῦρ...διαρραίνεσθαιτῇ κινήσει.—κρηναίου ποτοῦ”, the water as it flowed from the “κρήνη”, fount, of the river. This phrase recurs in Ph.21, and (plur.) in fr. 559. Hesiod Theog. 340 calls the Acheloüs “ἀργυροδίνην”.

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