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βαστάσασα. The aor. of this verb often denotes taking into the hand ( Ph. 657, etc.), as the pres. (below, Ph. 1129) denotes holding.

δυσφηυῶ μὲν οὔ: i.e., she refrains from uttering any mournful or reproachful word, with reference to his long delay in coming. Cp. 1182: Eur. Hec. 181ΕΚ. ὤμοι μοι, τέκνον”. | “ΠΟΛ. τί με δυσφημεῖς”; —Others understand merely, ‘I utter no cry of joy.’ But such a cry would not be “δύσφημος” merely because she was at the tomb; in Aesch. Cho. 235 ff. Electra freely utters her joy there.—For the place of οὔ, cp. Soph. Ai. 545ταρβήσει γὰρ οὔ”, and n. on Soph. Ant. 96.

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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 235
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    • Sophocles, Electra, 1182
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