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νή , Particle of strong affirmation, with acc. of the divinity invoked, once in Trag.,
A.ν. τὼ Λαπέρσα, ν. τὸν Εὐρώταν τρίτον, ν. τοὺς ἐν Ἄργει καὶ κατὰ Σπάρτην θεούςS.Fr.957; freq. in Com. and Prose, esp. in the phrase νὴ Δία, Ar.Eq.319, Th.240, etc.; with the Art., “ν. τὸν ΔίαId.Pl.202, Antiph.179.3, etc.; with the names of other gods, usu. c. Art., “ν. τὴν ΔήμητραPherecr.24; “ν. τὴν ἈθηνᾶνAr.Pax218; “ν. τὸν ἈπόλλωId.Ec.160; ν. τὴν Ἄρτεμιν ib.90; “ν. τὸν ΠοσειδῶId.Nu.83, Eup.265; ν. τὼ θεώ (Demeter and Cora) Ar.Lys.51, Men.Georg.24 (a woman's oath, acc. to Phryn.171; ν. τὼ σιώ (of the Dioscuri) used by a Spartan, Plu.2.234f); “ν. τὴν ἭρανPl.Phdr.230b; “ν. τὴν ἙστίανAntiph.185; “ν. τὴν ἈφροδίτηνAr.Ec.189, Nicostr.Com.35; ν. τὸν κύνα, v. κύων 1 fin.; “ν. τοὺς θεούςAr.Pl.74, Pl.R.531a, al.; “ν. θεούςHp. Ep.17; ν. τόν alone, Ph.2.271.
II. ν. (τὸνΔία is also used,
1. in answering questions, X.Cyr.1.3.6, Pl.Prt.312a, etc.: in a supposed answer from antagonists, folld. by γάρ, D.8.16.
2. in introducing objections or contentions supposed to come from antagonists, folld. by γάρ, Id.19.285; folld. by ἀλλά, Id.18.117, 19.272; preceded by ἀλλά, X.HG7.3.10, Mem.1.2.9, D.24.125, al.
3. to add force by way of climax, ἄλλως τε μέντοι ν. Δία πάντως καὶ . . Pl.Ap.35d, cf. X.HG1.7.21.
4. in adjurations, Ar.Av.661, Ra. 164.
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