μηδὲν μέγ᾽ ἀΰσῃς. In saying “φεῦ”, Electra lifted her face and stretched forth her hands to heaven, as if accusing the gods; and the Chorus hasten to warn her against any irreverent utterance (schol.). Cp. Ai. 386“μηδὲν μέγ᾽ εἴπῃς”: Od. 22. 287“μή ποτε πάμπαν” | “εἴκων ἀφραδίῃς μέγα εἰπεῖν”: Plat. Phaedop. 95 B “μὴ μέγα λέγε”: Eur. H. F. 1244“ἴσχε στόμ̓, ὡς μὴ μέγα λέγων μεῖζον πάθῃς”: Theocr. 10. 20 “μηδὲν μέγα μυθεῦ” (do not boast). Verg. Aen. 10. 547Dixerat ille aliquid magnum. ἀΰσῃς, a loud cry ( Tr. 565“ἐκ δ᾽ ἤϋσ᾽ ἐγώ”).
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