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μήν doric and epic μάν, a Particle used to strengthen asseverations, Lat. vero, verily, truly, Hom., etc.
II.after other Particles,
1. μήν, like μέν (μήν being only a stronger form), now verily, full surely, μὴν καὶ πόνος ἐστίν Il.;—so in attic, to introduce an oath, c. inf., ὄμνυσι δ᾽ μὴν λαπάξειν Aesch., etc.
2.καὶ μήν, to introduce something new or special, καὶ μὴν Τάνταλον εἰσεῖδον Od.: in dramatic Poets to mark the entrance of a person on the stage, and see . . , here comes . . ; so of new facts or arguments, Trag., Dem.
3.ἀλλὰ μήν, yet truly, Lat. verum enimvero, Aesch., Ar.
4.οὐ μήν, of a truth not, Il., attic
III.after interrogatives, it mostly takes somewhat of an objective force, τί μήν; quid vero? what then? i. e. of course, naturally so, Aesch., etc.; τί μὴν οὐ; well, why not? Eur.; πῶς μήν; well, but how . . ? Xen.

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