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[75] ἤριπε κτλ.: cf. 11.743, 22.330.

ψυχρὸν χαλκόν: “cold steel.”

ἕλε: seized, of the convulsive movement of the death struggle. cf. “ἐν κονίῃσι πεσὼν ἕλε γαῖαν ἀγοστῷ” (hand) 11.425, “γαῖαν ὀδὰξ εἷλον” (“bit the dust”) 22.17. See on 2.418. — Obs. the large variety of expressions for death; 42, 47, 58, 68, 83. See on 4.461.

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