μάν (a stronger “μέν”, "verily") may here be simply hortative ("come!") as it oft. is with the imperat.: Il. 1.302 “εἰ δ᾽ ἄγε μὴν πείρησαι”: 5. 765 “ἄγρει μάν”: Aesch. Suppl. 1018 “ἴτε μάν”. If the lost words of Oed. uttered a complaint, then μάν may have had an adversative force, "yet": but this is more oft. γε μήν than μήν alone: cp. 587. ὧδ᾽, in this direction: see on O. T. 7. ἀμαυρῷ κώλῳ = “τυφλῷ ποδί” (Eur. Hec. 1050): cp. 1639 “ἀμαυραῖς χερσίν”. In Eur. Herc. Fur. 123, however, “ποδὸς ἀμαυρὸν ἴχνος” = merely "my feeble steps" (for Amphitryon is not blind). That might be the meaning here too. But in choosing between the literal sense of “ἀμαυρός”, "dim," and the fig. sense, "feeble," we must be guided by the context of each passage; and the context here favours the former. Cp. 1018.
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