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ἀποφώλιος , ον, acc. to the Ancients,
A.= ἀνεμώλιος, μάταιος, empty, vain, idle, Hom. only in Od., “νόον ἀποφώλιός ἐσσι8.177; “οὐκ ἀποφώλια εἰδώς5.182; “οὐκ . ἦα οὐδὲ φυγοπτόλεμος14.212; ἐπεὶ οὐκ . εὐναὶ ἀθανάτων are not barren, 11.249; “νέκυς .Opp.C.3.447; “ἀποφώλια μητιόωνMan.6.565; ῥέξουσ᾽ ἀποφώλια Orac. ap. Jul.Ep.89; of the Minotaur, ξύμμικτον εἶδος κἀποφώλιον τρέφος a monstrous, hybrid birth, E.Fr.996; in Nic.Al.524 στομίων . ἆσθμα is expld. by Sch. χαλεπόν, but perh. there is a play on φωλεύοντα φωλεός, cf. Eust.) which occurs just before. (Perh. from ἀποφεῖν (q.v.), cf. ἁμαρτωλός : “ἁμαρτεῖν;Hsch. has ἀποφώλια: ἀποφίλια (i.e. -φύλια).)
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