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enclit. Particle: some time or other, at some time, Hom., etc. any time, ever, Soph., etc.; often after relat. words, ὅστις ποτέ, ὅστις δήποτε, ὅστις δηποτοῦν, v. δήποτε; also after πω, v. πώποτε; and after negatives, when it often becomes one word with the negat., οὔποτε, μήποτε, οὐδέποτε, μηδέποτε. correl. clauses it stands first, with accent, ποτὲ μέν . . , ποτὲ δέ . . , at one time . . , at another . . , Lat. modo . . , modo . . , Plat.
II.of some unknown point of time,
1.the past, once, erst, Il., Trag.; in telling a story, once upon a time, Ar.
2.the future, at some time, Il., etc.:—with imperat., Lat. tandem aliquando, Soph. questions, τίς ποτε; Lat. qui tandem? who in the world? Aesch., etc.; v. τίποτε; τίπτε.

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