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που: Ph.1130 n.

ὀλοὰ is best taken here as adverbial neut. plur., ‘desperately’: though in El.844ὀλοὰ” is nom. fem.

στένει is metrically suspicious: the corresponding word in the antistr. is “νύμφαν” (857). But no correction is probable. Hermann, writing που ἄρ᾽ ἀλασταίνει, cites Hesychius: “ἀλασταίνει: δυσπαθεῖ”. Arndt proposes “ που ὀλὄ ἀσταίνει”,—another word which the grammarians explain by “δυσπαθεῖ”, but which is wholly obscure. The conject. of Blaydes, αἰάζει, would serve; but then στένει must be viewed as a gloss.

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