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I.for not, assigning a negative reason, Hom., etc.: οὐ γάρ, in answers, why no, Plat.
II.elliptic, in interrogative replies, where yes must be supplied, τούτους ἀγαθοὺς ἐνόμισας; Answ. οὐ γάρ . . ; yes, for why shouldn't I? yes; why not? Ar. questions, where an affirm. answer is expected, οὐ γὰρ Παφλαγὼν ἀπέκρυπτε ταύτας; why, did not he keep them hidden? id=Ar.

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