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αὔτως, adv. from “αὐτός” (with ‘Aeolic’ acc.); see on O. T. 931.

ναός, Doric for “νεώς”, allowed by tragedy even in iambics, as Ai. 872, Aesch. Th. 62, Eur. Med. 523: though “νᾶες” (953) and “ναΐ” occur only in lyrics. So “ναός”, temple (286), “Ἀθάνα, κυναγός, ὁδαγός, ποδαγός” (1196): and even in Att.prose “λοχαγός, οὐραγός, ξεναγός.

ἐγκρατῆ, proleptic: cp. 475περισκελῆ.

πόδα, the sheet: the “πόδες” were ropes attached to the two lower corners of the sail, whence their name. Eur. Or. 706καὶ ναῦς γάρ, ἐνταθεῖσα πρὸς βίαν ποδί, ἔβαψεν, ἔστη δ᾽ αὖθις, ἢν χαλᾷ πόδα”: a ship dips when strained too hard by the sheet (i.e. when the sheet is hauled too taut), but rights again, if one slackens.

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