ἐΠιλλίζων: in Od. 18.11 “ οὐκ ἀΐεις ὅτι δή μοι ἐπιλλίζουσιν ἅπαντες” the verb= “make sidelong glances at a person” (cf. “ἰλλός” “squinting”), with a further idea of “hinting.” So here also Hermes probably “winks” or “leers” at Zeus to enlist his support. In Apoll. Arg. 1.486 “, Γ” 791, the action is an insult (Matthiae). Cf. Anth. Pal. v. 199. 3 “θῆλυ κατιλλώπτοντι Πριήπῳ”, “leering at,” and other compounds of “ἰλλώπτω”.
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