ἔρχατο, in Od.10. 241 with augment, “ἐέρχατο”. The lambs were penned off in three divisions according to age, the firstlings, the later lambs (“μέτασσαι” = ‘intermediate,’ from “μετά”, as “ἔπισσος” from “ἐπί” and “περισσός” from “περί”,) and the newly yeaned. With the use of ἕρσαι, to express the young of animals, compare “ψάκαλον” and “μητέρες ψακαλοῦχοι” Soph. Frag. 962, and “δρόσοις ἀέπτοις λεόντων” Aesch. Ag.141.
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