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[259] ἔμπεδον, ‘continuously.’ “πέδον” or “πεδίον”, ‘solid ground,’ gives this meaning to ἔμπεδον by a process similar to that by which durare, in the sense of ‘lasting,’ comes from durus. Bekker remarks that “ἔμπεδον” stands here before a word beginning with a “ϝ”, and suggests “ἔμπεδα”, comparing Od.19. 113τίκτει δ᾽ ἔμπεδα μῆλα”. But it may be doubted whether “ἔμπεδα” does not there mean either ‘strong young ones,’ or ‘young that come to maturity.’

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