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[117] πτερόεντα: prob. so called because of the feathers with which it was winged. cf. 5.171, (“Λύκιοι”) “εῖχον ὀιστοὺς καλαμίνους” (of reed) “ἀπτέρους” Hdt. vii. 92.

μελαινέων: darkness was always hateful to the Greeks, and associated with death. cf. “θανάτου μέλαν νέφος Π” 350. See on 461.

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