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ἔχειν, to have (troubles), μέλλειν, sc.ἕξειν” (cp. 75), to be in expectation of them. κοινὰ, sc.ἐστίν”, are kindred things. For this sense of “κοινός”, cp. O. T.261 n.: similarly ‘cognate’ things can be called “συγγενῆ”.—Others explain: (1) ‘It is all one’ whether sorrow is present or prospective. (2) ‘There are woes on both parts’ (that of Deianeira and that of Heracles), ‘for us to suffer or apprehend.’

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