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τόφρα^ , demonstr. Adv. of Time,
A.up to or during that time, so long, Hom., answering to relat. ὄφρα, which follows, Il.11.754, Od. 4.289 (so ὄφρ᾽ ἄν with subj., Il.1.509, al.); but the relat. commonly precedes, ὄφρα . . , τ . . . in (the course of) that time, so long . . , 18.381, Od.20.330, h.Cer.37; ὄφρ᾽ ἂν . . , τ . . . Il.7.194, Od.5.362, al.; ὄφρα . . τ. δὲ . . Il.4.221, Od.10.126:—besides the regular ὄφρα . . , τόφρα . . we find τ . . . , ἕως . . 5.122; τ . . . , ἕως κε . . 2.77; more freq. ἕως . . , τ . . . , Il.15.392, Od.12.328, al.; ἕως . . , τ. δὲ . . Il. 10.507, Od.5.425, etc.; ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε δὴ . . , τ . . . 10.571; πρὶν . . , τ . . . Il.21.101; εὖτε . . , τ. δὲ . . Od.20.77.
b. abs., meanwhile, Il.10.498, 13.83, Od.3.303, 464, al.
2. in Alex. Poets as relat., = ὄφρα, A.R.4.1617, Orph. A.347: τ. μὲν (relat.) . . , τ. δὲ (demonstr.) . . Call.Del.39.
II. in Antim.3 and Alex. Poets also as a final Conjunction, so that, that, A.R.3.807, 4.1487, AP9.242 (Antiphil.), 13.22 (Phaedim.), Orph.A. 939.
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