ἤνις: cf. (iuvencum) candentem Verg. Aen. ix. 628. — “ἠκέστας [ὰκεντήτους]”: ungoaded (“κεντέω”), i.e. not used for menial labor and thus rendered unfit for sacrifice. cf. “σοὶ” (i.e. Athena) “δ᾽ αὖ ἐγὼ ῥέξω βοῦν ἦνιν εὐρυμέτωπον, ι ἀδμήτην, ἣν οὔ πω ὑπὸ ζυγὸν ἤγαγεν ἀνήρ γ” 382 f. ‘All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock, thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock. . . . And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the Lord thy God,’ Deuteronomy xv. 19, 21; ‘a red heifer, without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke,’ Numbers xix. 2; ‘take two milch kine, on which there hath come no yoke,’ 1 Sam. vi. 7.αἴ κε: if haply, in the hope that. GMT. 487, 1; “Π”. 907. 95 = 310; cf. 17.223.
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