ἐπιμεῖναι … ὀξῦναι, to wait on, (so as) to sharpen. (In Thuc.3. 26, “ἐπιμένοντες...πεύσεσθαι”, the fut. inf. stands as after “προσδοκῶντες”: it does not, like “ὀξῦναι” here, express the result.) Cp. Soph. Ai.584“γλῶσσά σου τεθηγμένη”. For the aor. inf. of “ἐπιμένω”, cp. Hom. Od.11. 350“τλήτω”... | ...“ἐπιμεῖναι ἐς αὔριον”. The delay is viewed as a whole, not as a process.— Others, less well, make “στόμα” the subject to “ὀξῦναι”: ‘Do not wait for my words to goad thee.’ αὐτὸν, of thine own accord. εἰκαθόντα: as to these forms, see O.T. 651 n.
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