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ἐπινωμᾶν, intrans., ‘direct his course towards,’ ‘approach’: cp. 717, where “προσενώμα” also seems to be intrans., ‘bent his course towards’ the water. This intrans. use must come from the trans. sense of “νωμάω” ‘to ply’ the limbs, or ‘guide’ a chariot, etc., as Il. 10. 358γούνατα νωμᾶν”: O. T. 468πόδα νωμᾶν”: Pind. P. 4. 18δίφρους τε νωμάσοισιν”: we must mentally supply “πόδα, ὁδόν”, or the like. Apart from the two instances in this play, there appears to be no sound example of an intrans. “νωμάω”. See Appendix.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 10.358
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 468
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 717
    • Pindar, Pythian, 4
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