λίην τόσον. The force of “τόσον” here is analogous to that of “τοῖον” in “θάμα τοῖον”, &c. (see on l. 451), i.e. it insists on the preceding word as not too much: cp. 4. 371 “νήπιός εἰς, ὦ ξεῖνε, λίην τόσον” ‘you are really “λίην νήπιος”.’ Here the meaning is that the island is large, but not quite to be called very large. Similarly in Latin, tantum= ‘just so much,’ procul tantum=‘apart but no more’ ( Virg. Ecl.6. 16).
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