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λαθραῖον ὄμμ̓, acc. of respect: ἐπεσκιασμένη, ‘overshadowed,’ i.e., ‘shrouded from view.’ Thus the phrase means strictly, ‘shrouded as to (or in) my secret observation’: for “ὄμμα” here implies the act of observing. “λαθραῖον” expresses the result of “ἐπεσκιασμένη”. She may have watched from behind a curtain, or at a partly open door.—Not, ‘with eyes shaded by my hand’ ( O. C.1650ὀμμάτων ἐπίσκιον” | “χεῖῤ”).

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