ἐχίδνης … ὣς: Hyllus does not know what Deianeira had applied to the robe; but, as the venom was that of the hydra, his conjecture comes near the truth. ἐδαίνυτο: cp. 1088: Eur. fr. 790 “φαγέδαιν᾽ ἀεί μου σάρκα θοινᾶται ποδός”.
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