ἀμφιγυήεις. This epithet is commonly rendered ‘lame of both feet,’ from “γυιός, γυιόω”. Hephaestus was lame from his birth, Il.18. 397; cp. “κυλλοποδίων” ib. 371, and “χωλεύων: ὑπὸ δὲ κνῆμαι ῥώοντο ἀραιαί” ib. 411. But, inasmuch as the word is generally found in connection with “κλυτός”, or “περικλυτός”, or “κλυτοτέχνης”, it has been proposed to attach the sense to it of ambidexter Il., i. e. having a strong effective arm on either side, ‘Hephaestus of the two stout arms;’ in which case it will be referred to “γυῖον”.
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