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Besides the constructions of the dative proper (“to” or “for” relations), the dative has the functions of (a) a locative case and (b) an instrumental case. E. g. (a) A 24, “θυ_μῷ”, ‘in the heart.’ A 45, “ὤμοισιν”, ‘on the shoulders.’ (b) A 77, “ἔπεσιν καὶ χερσὶν ἀρήξειν”, ‘will help with words and hands.’ B 199, “σκήπτρῳ ἐλάσασκεν”, ‘would strike with the staff.’
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