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
is a common Homeric
prothysteron. So Od.3. 467
“φᾶρος ἠδὲ χιτῶνα Od., 5.
264 εἵματα ἀμφιέσασα . . καὶ λούσασα
”. The inverted
order is suggested by the fact that the “φᾶρος
”, 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
), where it was fastened with a
brooch or pin, “χλαῖναν περονήσατο