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[40] δή: nearly equiv. to “ἤδη”.

κατά: const. with “ἔκηα. — πίονα”: as covered with fat, cf. v. 460.

μηρία: these and the synonymous “μῆρα” are the thigh pieces, with more or less flesh, as cut from the “μηροί” (v. 460) thighs of the victims, and sacrificed to the gods as burnt offerings. For the details of a sacrifice, see vs. 458 ff., 2.421 ff.

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