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εἶεν marks a pause after a statement, before the speaker proceeds to comment or argument: so El. 534:

καὶ δὴ τεθνᾶσι: τίς με δέξεται πόλις;

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    • Euripides, Medea, 386
    • Sophocles, Electra, 534
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