“ὀδὰξ κτλ”.: bite the dust, in the last convulsive agony of death, cf. “πάντες ὀδὰξ ἕλον ἄσπετον οὖδας χ 269, Λ 749, Ω” 738, terram hostilem moriens petit ore cruento Verg. Aen. x. 489, humum semel ore momordit ib. xi. 418, arenas ore momordi Ovid Met. ix. 61. cf. also the similar convulsive movement of the hand, “κόνιος δεδραγμένος αἱματοέσσης Ν 393, ὁ δ̓ ἐν κονίῃσι πεσὼν ἕλε γαῖαν ἀγοστῷ” (fist) 13.520.ὀδάξ: equiv. to “τοῖς ὀδοῦσιν”, cf. “πύξ Γ” 237 with the fist, “λάξ Ζ” 65 with the foot; see § 38 g.
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