ἰάχοντα agrees in gender with πέλεκυν only, ἠὲ σκέπαρνον being thrown in, as it were, parenthetically. μεγάλα lengthens its final syllable in arsis before “ϝιάχοντα”, but, inf. 395, we have “περὶ δ᾽ ἴαχε”, where the initial “ϝ” is dropped. The usage seems to be that where the participle is used, it almost invariably has the “ϝ” as in Od.4. 454; 10.323; 22.81; Il.11. 463(though in Il.21. 341 we find “ἐγὼν ἰάχουσα”), and in the finite sense where “ι^” is lengthened by the augment, the “ϝ” is dropped, as “μέγα δ᾽ ἴαχε” Il.23. 216, “ὅτε τ᾽ ἴαχε” Il.18. 219, “μέγ᾽ ἴαχον” Il.2. 333, “μεγάλ᾽ ἴαχε” Od.2. 428.
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