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ὑποδεξαμένη τε φέρει: to this corresponds καί τρέφει below.

διενεγκοῦσα: sc. in the period of pregnancy.

γιγνῶσκον τὸ βρέφος: best const. as obj. of τρέφει τε καὶ ἐπιμελεῖται taken as one idea (τρέφει ἐπιμελῶς). Kühner suggests that Xenophon composed the passage rhetorically, and wrote γιγνῶσκον τὸ βρέφος in the nom. as a substitute for the gen. abs., in order to preserve ‘concinnity’ in the constructions. On the connection of the two participles (προπεπονθυῖα, γιγνῶσκον), one in the nom., the other in the acc., by οὔτε, οὔτε, cf. ii.7.8.

οὐδέ: and not.ἀλλ̓ αὐτὴ κτλ.: from here the const. becomes freer, in order to avoid the obscurity resulting from too many participles.

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