with two chief senses, Confirmative and Interrogative:
TO CONFIRM an assertion, in truth, truly, verily, of a surety
, etc.; often strengthd. by other Particles, as ἦ ἄρα, ἦ δή, ἦ δή που, ἦ μάλα
, etc.;—and to express doubt, ἦ που;—ἦ μήν
, ionic and epic ἦ μέν, ἦ μάν
, used in protestations and oaths, σὺ μοι ὄμοσσον, ἦ μέν μοι ἀρήξειν Hom.
in INTERROG. sentences, Lat. num? pray?
or can it be?—
also ἦ οὐκ . .
; Lat. nonne?
Particles are often added to this ἦ, ἦ ῥα, ἦ ἄρα δή