ξένον with ὑπεκτραποίμην as well as συνεκσῴζειν: cp. Plat. Phaedo 108B “τὴν ἀκάθαρτον” (“ψυχὴν”)...“ἅπας φεύγει τε καὶ ὑπεκτρέπεται”. The notion is that of retiring (“ὑπο-”) out of the path to avoid meeting a person. Soph. has the act. with gen., Tr. 549 “τῶν δ᾽ ὑπεκτρέπει πόδα.” συνεκσῴζειν, to help in extricating: Antiph. or. 5 § 93 “τὸ σῶμα ἀπειρηκὸς ἡ ψυχὴ συνεξέσωσεν”.
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