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[131] With ὑόμενος καὶ ἀήμενος Nitzsch compares “νιφόμενοςXen. Hellen. 2. 4. 3. So in Ach.1075τηρεῖν νιφόμενον τὰς ἐσβολάς”. For the passive of “ἄημι” cp. “ἄητο Il.21. 386.

ὄσσε is used here as a neuter plural with a singular verb, as in Il.12. 466; 23.477. It is found with a plural verb in Il.13. 617; 16.792; 17.695; 19. 17, etc.: with a dual verb Il.15. 608; 17.679. In h. Hom. ad Sol. 9, the form “ὄσσοις” for the dative occurs, as in Hesiod , Hesiod Scut.145, etc. There is a similar confusion between plural and dual in the adjectives found with “ὄσσε”, in Il.13. 435 we find “θέλξας ὄσσε φαεινά”, in Il.14. 236ὄσσε φαεινώ”, etc. The grammarians supposed a nominative “ ὄσσος” or “τὸ ὄσσος”. The form ὄσσε is probably “ὀκjε”, Skt. akSi.

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