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ἀλλά Conjunct., properly neut. pl. of ἄλλος (with changed accent)

otherwise, but, stronger than δέ: oppose single clauses, but, Lat. autem, the preceding clause being negat., οὐ μόνον ἅπαξ, ἀλλὰ πολλάκις Plat.; so, οὐχ (or μὴ) ὅτι, οὐχ (or μὴ) ὅπως, are followed by ἀλλά or ἀλλά καὶ . . . , not only . . . , but . . .
2.after a negative ἀλλά sometimes = ἀλλ᾽ , except, but, ἔπαισεν οὔτις ἀλλ᾽ ἐγώ Soph. oppose whole sentences, but, yet, Lat. at:— used by Hom., with imperat. or subj., to remonstrate, encourage, persuade, like Lat. tandem, ἀλλ᾽ ἴθι, ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε, ἀλλὰ ἴωμεν, Hom.
III.joined with other Particles, ἀλλ᾽ ἄρα, or, ἀλλ᾽ οὖν, but then, however, Hdt., etc.
2.ἀλλὰ γάρ, Lat. enimvero, but really, certainly, attic
3.ἀλλ᾽ in questions, Lat. an vero? ergo? Plat.: cf. ἀλλ᾽ (suo loco).

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