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[547] ἐπιψαύῃ. This is commonly rendered, ‘who has even but a little range with his wits;’ compare “εἴ κ᾽ ὀλίγον περ ἐπαύρῃ Il.11. 391.But there is no objection to joining ἐπιψαύῃ with πραπίδεσσι in the sense of ‘got close to wisdom.’ Though “ἐπιψαύειν” is not elsewhere used in Homer, we have “ψαύειν” used probably with a dative in Il.13. 132, and certainly in Pind. Pyth.9. 120ψαύσειε πέπλοις”, like “ἁσυχίᾳ θιγέμενPind. Pyth.4. 296.Cp. also Smyrn. Quint.8. 349ἄνω δ᾽ ἔψαυε νέφεσσι

θεσπεσίη τρυφάλεια”.

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