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[27] κουροτρόφος, generally rendered ‘nurse of young heroes,’ like “βωτιάνειρα”, an epithet of Phthia, Il.1. 155.But the translation of κουροτρόφος will be modified by the special meaning assigned to “κοῦρος”, and if we take “κοῦρος” simply to mean a ‘youth,’ the compounded adjective may be compared with “παιδοτρόφος”, a Sophoclean epithet for “ἐλαία”, O. C.701.κουροτρόφος is also used of Latona, mother of Artemis and Apollo, in Theocr. 18. 50.

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