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οὕτως adverb of οὗτος, as Lat. sic of hic this way or manner, so, thus:—properly, οὕτως is antec. to ὡς, as Lat. sic to ut, Hom., etc.; οὕτω δὴ ἔσται so it shall be, ratifying what goes before, Od., etc.:—in Prose οὕτως alone in answers, even so, just so, Xen. wishes or prayers, οὕτω νῦν Ζεὺς θείη (as Hor. sic te diva regat), Od.; οὕτως ὀναίμην τῶν τέκνων, μισῶ τὸν ἄνδρα (as in Engl., so help me God), Ar.; οὕτω νομιζοίμην σοφός . . id=Ar.
3.beginning a story, οὕτω ποτ᾽ ἦν μῦς καὶ γαλῆ so once upon a time . . , id=Ar.; ἦν οὕτω δὴ παῖς Plat.
4.οὕτως ἔχειν, οὕτως ἔχειν τινός, v. ἔχω B. II. 2; ἔχειν is sometimes omitted, τούτων μὲν οὕτω so much for this, Aesch.
5.= εἰς τοῦτο, οὕτω τάρβους to such a pitch of terror, Eur.
II.inferential Lat. itaque, Soph., Plat.
III.with an adj. or adv. so, so much, so very, καλὸς οὕτω Il.; πρυμνόθεν οὕτως so entirely, Aesch. αὔτως, with a diminishing power, so, merely so, simply, like Lat. sic, μὰψ οὕτως Il.; οὕτω πίνοντας πρὸς ἡδονήν (as Hor. jacentes sic temere), Plat.; also off-hand, at once, id=Plat.; οὐ .. οὕτως ἄπει = impune, Eur.

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