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[59] ἐσχαρόφιν, a metaplastic form belonging to the “ο” declension. It is a metrical necessity, as “ἐσχαρῆφιν” would be inadmissible in the hexameter. For similar metaplasms compare “ὑσμῖνι” and “ὑσμίνῃ, ἀλκήν” and “ἀλκί”. The meaning of “ἐσχάρα” here seems to be a portable brazier, as in Aristoph. Acharn.888.

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