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explicate
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
to explain something

or more rarely:  to logically elaborate upon an idea or theory
  • For example, the epithet of Apollo, hekaebolos or "far-shooting," is capable of two explications; one literal, in respect of the darts and bow, the ensigns of that god; the other allegorical, with regard to the rays of the sun; therefore, in such places where Apollo is represented as a god in person, I would use the former interpretation; and where the effects of the sun are described, I would make choice of the latter.
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