ὦ τέκνον, ὦ παῖ, an affectionate form of address, as in Ph.260, Eur. Hec.172, etc. ἀγεννή<*>ων, prop. ‘not begotten’ ( O. C.973), then, ‘of no birth,’ ‘low-born,’ like “ἀγεννής” and “ἀγενής.— καλῶς πίπτουσιν”, fall happily,—a metaphor from dice: Soph. El.1100“τὰ μὲν γὰρ εὖ”, | “τὰ δ᾽ οὐ καλῶς πίπτοντα δέρκομαι βροτῶν.—ἐλεύθερον”=“ἐλευθέριον”: cp. Eur. fr. 828 “πολλοῖσι δούλοις τοὔνομ᾽ αἰσχρόν, ἡ δὲ φρὴν” | “τῶν οὐχὶ δούλων ἔστ᾽ ἐλευθερωτέρα”.
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