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[311] ἔφατ᾽ εὐχομένη: equiv. to “εὔχετο.

ἀνένευε: even now in Greece, negation is indieated by an upward motion of the head. The contrary is “κατανεύω”. cf. 4.267.—The poet knew Athena's refusal to grant the matrons' prayers from the outcome; the Trojan women knew it from the lack of favorable omen.

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