γαιάων, here, and in Od.8. 284; 14. 302, an unusual plural. Nitzsch quotes “γαίας τε πάσας” from Pind. Isth. 3 (4). 95 (55). Krüger refers it to the Homeric use of the plural to express a general or abstract idea, as “ἱπποσύναι” Il.16. 776, “τεκτοσύναι” Od.5. 250.
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