ὄμμα, in periphrasis, is sometimes little more than ‘form,’ ( Eur. Ion1261“ὦ ταυρόμορφον ὄμμα Κηφισοῦ πατρός”:) but here it refers specially to her anxious gaze: cp. Soph. Ai.139“πεφόβημαι” | “πτηνῆς ὡς ὄμμα πελείας”. Since the words ὄμμα νύμφας form one notion, the adj. is in the nom.: Soph. Ant.794. ἐλεινὸν ἀμμένει: awaits (the result) with a piteous look: cp. Ph.1130“ἦ που ἐλεινὸν ὁρᾷς”.
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