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male, ‘unhappily’ for himself. Cf. II. 148 (of Phaethon) “male optatos axes”, Hor. C. I. iii. 28, “audax Iapeti genus ignem fraude mala gentibus intulit”. The missing of this sense led to several alterations of the text, and also to the construction of male with nimium.

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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.148
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