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[482] χαμαί: “χαμᾶζεto the ground might be expected, but this, like “ἐν κονίῃσι”, has ‘reference to the state of rest which follows the motion.’ G. 191 N. 6; H. 788.

αἴγειρος ὥς: i.e. tall, stretched on the ground. cf. 5.560. The final syllable of “αἴγειρος” is long by ‘position,’ because “ὥς” originally had an initial consonant (prob. “Ϝ”).

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