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2802. αὖ (postpositive), an adversative particle meaning on the other hand, on the contrary (properly again). In Hom. it serves as a correlative to μέν or τοι, and to introduce the apodosis of conditional or relative clauses.

αὖ is often used with personal pronouns, as ““ἀλλὰ σὺ αὖ . . . λέγεbut do you in turn tell usX. S. 3. 5; and is often added to δέ, as ““οἱ Ἕλληνες ἐπῇσαν . . . οἱ δ᾽ αὖ βάρβαροι οὐκ ἐδέχοντοthe Greeks came on, but the barbarians on their part did not wait to receive themX. A. 1.10.11. Connected in meaning are the derivatives αὖτε (poetic) and αὖθις.

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