The ideas of laughing and shining pass so naturally into one another that we can hardly confine the word γέλασσε here absolutely to the latter sense, though it is no doubt the original one; the former must have been prominent also in the poet's mind. Cf. Lucr. ii. 325 “totaque circum Aere renidescit tellus” , Hor. C. iv. 11. 6 “ridet argento domus.” (Root “γλας”, to shine, according to Ahrens Beitr. 140, cf. “ἀ-γλα-ός, γλήνεα” = “γλάσνεα”.)
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