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[104] ἁλιῶσαι (“ἅλιος”) is connected with “ἠλίθιος”. Eustath. and others attempted to identify “ἅλιος” in this sense with “ἅλιος” from “ἅλς”, the notion in both being the ‘barren waste’ of sea. This false derivation may be the reason why “ἅλιος” and “ἁλιόω” are found with the aspirate: it would be more correct to write “ἄλιος” and “ἀλιόω” on the analogy of “ἄλη” and “ἠλεός”.

Here ἁλιῶσαι means, ‘to thwart by open resistance;’ παρεξελθεῖν, ‘to overreach.’ Compare “ὅς σε παρέλθοι

ἐν” “πάντεσσι δόλοισι Od.13. 291; also “παρεξελθοῦσα” used of Circe slipping by unperceived, Od.10. 573.

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