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[400] ὅσσον τε γέγωνε βοήσας, the personal subject being “τις”, which is not expressed; cp. Il.13. 287οὐδέ κεν ἔνθα τεόν γε μένος καὶ χεῖρας ὄνοιτο. γέγωνε” is a perfect with a present signification. Translate, ‘as far as one makes himself heard with a shout;’ for “γεγώνειν οὐ ψιλῶς ἐστι φωνεῖν ἀλλ᾽ ἄκουστον φθέγγεσθαι” Schol. Venet. on Il.8. 223.The etymology of the word is most uncertain. Fick refers it to the root gan, = ‘cognoscere.’ May it be connected with the Lat. gannire? The verb occurs in three forms, “γεγωνέω, γεγωνίσκω”, and, more rarely, “γεγώνω”, as in Eurip. Or.1218; Soph. Phil.238.

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    • Euripides, Orestes, 1218
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