σύμβολον: like “σύμβολος”, an omen, which a person meets or sees on his road. There is no doubt a reference to the “godsend” which was proper to Hermes, the god of luck. The tortoise was the first “ἕρμαιον”. For “ἕρμαια” see PrellerRobert i. p. 403 n. 3.οὐκ ὀΝοτάζω: sc. “δέχομαι τὸν ὄρνιν”. For “ὀνοτάζω” cf. Hes. Op.256(elsewhere only in Aesch. Supp.11 in middle); “ὀνοτα<ς>τόν” h. Aphr. 254.
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