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I.interrog. adv. whence?
1.of place, ἠρώτα, τίς εἴη καὶ π. ἔλθοι Od.; ποῖ δὴ καὶ πόθεν; Plat.;—c. gen., τίς πόθεν εἶς ἀνδρῶν; who and from what country art thou? Il.; πόθεν γῆς; Eur.
2.of origin, πόθεν γένος εὔχεται εἶναι; from what source does he boast that his race is? Od. speaking, π. ἄρξωμαι; Aesch.
4.of the cause, whence? wherefore? id=Aesch.; alone, πόθεν; how can it be? impossible! Eur., Ar.

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