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τῷ ψωμῷ: sc. ἄρτου or σίτου. ψωμός is a sop or morsel of bread, in N. T. ψωμίον, cf. John xii. 26, 30. ὄψων: here, dainty dishes. λυμαινομένη: calculated to spoil. ἢ ἣν ὀψοποιεῖται, ὁ: than that which he practices, who. πλείω μέν γε τῶν ὀψοποιῶν συμμειγνύων: as he mingles more ingredients even than the cooks. For the abridged comparison, see on κοινότερον τῶν ἄλλων i. 1. 3. ἃ δὲ ... ὁ συμμειγνύων: equivalent to ταῦτα δέ, ἃ ἐκεῖνοι μὴ συμμειγνύουσιν, συμμειγνύων. ἐκεῖνοι: i.e. οἱ ὀψοποιοί. καταλύει: renders useless. Cf. καταλύει τὸν ἱππέα Eq. xii. 5.
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