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Λύγξ—rendered ‘retching,’ but Collier says it should be ‘hiccough,’ because the hiccough is an important symptom of deadly maladies, especially of those which affect the membrane of parts within the chest. But (1) this leaves κενὴ unexplained, (2) the disease described is now unknown. ἐνδιδοῦσα— ‘producing,’ the same use of ἐν as in ἐμποιῶ, ἐντίθημι. μετὰ ταῦτα—after the previous symptoms (see third stage). λωφήσαντα—with μετὰ ταῦτα. Cf. c. 2, 1. λωφᾶ:ι παύεται Hesych., cf. Plat. Phaedrus, 251 C λωφᾷ τῆς ὀδύνης (Collier takes this with σπασμόν, as do some edd., but this would require λωφῶντα to match ἐνδιδοῦσα).
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