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Headword: *)all'
Adler number: alpha,1169
Translated headword: but then...?
Vetting Status: high
Meaning unless. Also meaning simple h)/ ["than"]. But sometimes it is also used meaning a)lla\ a)/ra ["but surely"] and meaning simple a)/ra. Plato [writes]: "but then [...] have we come too late for the festival",[1] meaning a)/ra.
Greek Original:
*)all' h)/: a)nti\ tou= ei) mh/. kai\ a)nti\ tou= a(plou= tou= h)/. ti/qetai de\ e)ni/ote kai\ a)nti\ tou= a)lla\ a)/ra kai\ a)nti\ tou= a(plou= tou= a)/ra. *pla/twn: a)ll' h)\ kato/pin e(orth=s h(/komen, a)nti\ tou= a)/ra.
The headword should be a)ll' h)/. Denniston (see below) discusses the use and origin of this combination, which could come from a)lla\ h)/ or a)/llo h)/.
[1] Plato, Gorgias 447A, abridged.
J. D. Denniston, The Greek Particles, ed. 2 (Oxford 1950), pp. 24-27
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 May 2000@21:15:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@09:11:13.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 5 February 2012@07:42:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 9 April 2012@00:26:57.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added bibliography) on 12 April 2012@01:06:31.


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