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2864. Asseverative (prepositive) in truth, in sooth, verily, upon my honour, etc.; as καλῶς λέγεις P. G. 447c.

2865. is usually associated with other particles.

γάρ when used alone in dialogue = is it not so? Cp. n'est ce pas, nicht wahr? Elsewhere it often has the force of am I to understand that asked with surprise. Thus, γὰρ νοεῖς θάπτειν σφ᾽, ἀπόρρητον πόλει; what, dost thou in truth intend to bury him, when it is forbidden to the citizens? S. Ant. 44.

δή expresses lively surprise.

καί is found in animated questions. Here καί goes closely with .

μήν (Hom. μέν, μά_ν) prefaces strong asseverations, threats, and oaths, in direct and indirect discourse. Thus, ““ μὴν ἐγὼ ἔπαθόν τι τοιοῦτονin truth this was my experienceP. A. 22a, ““ὄμνυ_μι θεοὺς . . . μὴν μήτε με Ξενοφῶντα κελεῦσαι ἀφελέσθαι τὸν ἄνδρα μήτε ἄλλον ὑ_μῶν μηδέναI swear by the gods upon my honour neither did Xenophon nor any one else among you bid me rescue the manX. A. 6.6.17.

που indeed, methinks, in poetry I ween. Here the shade of doubt indicated by πού is not real.

2866. Interrogative (2650) is probably the same as asseverative .

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