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[75] οῖον: masc., pred. with “ἀστέρα”. —“Like the star which Zeus sends.” The rapidity of Athena's course, and perhaps, the brilliancy of her appearance, are likened to a meteor. cf. “ὔρουσεν Ἀπόλλων, ἀστέρι εἰδόμενος μέσῳ ἤματι: τοῦ δ᾽ ἀπὸ πολλαὶͅ σπινθαρίδες” (sparks) “πωτῶντο, σέλας δ᾽ εἰς οὐρανὸν ἷκεν” Hom. Hy. Ap. 440 ff.

ἧκε: gnomic aor., freq. in comparisons. § 2 k.

Κρόνου πάις: see on “νεφεληγερέτα” 30.

πάις: for the disyllabic form, see § 6 a. Only six times in Homer must the nom. of this word be a monosyllable.

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