ὠμὸν κτλ.: “eat alive.” A vivid representation of fierce rage and passionate longing for revenge. cf. “ὠμοφάγος” as an epithet of wild beasts. cf. 22.347, where Achilles wishes that his soul would urge him “ὤμ᾽ ἀποταμνόμενον κρέα ἔδμεναι” of Hector; 24.212 f., where old Hecaba would fain eat the liver of Achilles; “τούτους, ἤν πως δυνώμεθα, καὶ ὠμοὺς δεῖ καταφαγεῖν” Xen. An. iv. 8. 14; “οὐδένα δύνασθαι κρύπτειν τὸ μὴ οὐχ ἡδέως ἂν καὶ ὠμῶν ἐσθίειν αὐτῶν” Xen. Hell. iii. 3. 6; ‘If the men of my tabernacle said not, “Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied,”’ Job xxxi. 31; “non media de gente Phrygum exedisse nefandis urbem odiis satis est” Verg. Aen. v. 785 f.ὠμόν: predicate.
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