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[86] οὐ μά: no, in truth;μά” is a par ticle of swearing with the acc., which prob. depends upon a verb implied. In affirmative asseverations “ϝαὶ μά” is used, as v. 234. The neg. is repeated in v. 88 for greater earnestness, as 23.43 f., Od. 3.27 f.

διίφιλον: only here as epith. of a divinity.

τε εὐχόμενος: he prayed to Apollo as his patron, the god of prophecy who revealed to him what he declared to the Greeks.

Κάλχαν: voc. like “Αἶαν Η” 288.

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