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νέας τροφῆς ἔληξε, ceased to need the tender care which is given to children. νέα τροφή, here, "the nurture (not "growth") of the young": so Ai. 510νέας τροφῆς στερηθείς”, bereft of the tendance which childhood needs: El. 1143῾σπεακινγ οφ ηερ βροτηερ᾽ς ινφανξψ̓ τροφῆς τὴνἀμφὶ σοὶ παρέσχον”. But in O. T. 1νέα τροφή” = "last-born nurslings."

κατίσχυσεν, became strong (ingressive aor.), δέμας, “"in body"” (acc. of respect). This compound verb, though metrically convenient, seems not to occur elsewhere before the 2nd cent. B.C.: it was usu. intrans., as Polyb. 11. 13κατίσχυον καὶ τῷ πλήθει καὶ ταῖς εὐχειρίαις” (began to prevail in the battle). Evang. Matth. xvi. 18πύλαι ᾄδου οὐ κατισχύουσιν αὐτῆς”.

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    • Sophocles, Ajax, 510
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    • New Testament, Matthew, 16.18
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