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[50] οὔλας. Curtius, G. E. p. 310, refers “οὖλος” to the same root as “ἔριον”, Skt. Ur-na, Lat. vellus, vulla, and English ‘wool,’ with the common interchange of r and l.

The mention of χλαῖναι before χιτῶνες is a common Homeric prothysteron. So Od.3. 467φᾶρος ἠδὲ χιτῶνα Od., 5. 264 εἵματα ἀμφιέσασα . . καὶ λούσασα”. The inverted order is suggested by the fact that the “φᾶρος” or “χλαῖνα”, being the exterior garment, is the one which impresses the eye. The χλαῖνα, or ‘overall’ ( Od.8. 455; 17. 89), was a piece of cloth either square, or rounded at the corners, passing over the left and under the right arm, the end that hung down behind being thrown over the left shoulder (so “ἀπ᾽ ὤμοιιν χλαῖναν θέτο Od.21. 118), where it was fastened with a brooch or pin, “χλαῖναν περονήσατο Il.10. 133.

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