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I.interrog. adv. of manner, how? in what way or manner? Lat. qui? quomodo? used in direct questions, as ὅπως in indirect, Hom., etc.:—with a second interrog. in the same clause, πῶς ἐκ τίνος νεὼς . . ἥκετε; how and by what ship came ye? Eur.:—c. gen., πῶς ἀγῶνος ἥκομεν; how are we come off in it? id=Eur.
2.with Verbs of selling, how? at what price? πῶς σῖτος ὤνιος; Ar.
II.with other Particles, πῶς ἂν. . ; epic πῶς κε or κεν . . ; how possibly . . ? Hom., Eur.: —in Trag., πῶς ἄν with opt. expresses a wish, O how might it be? i. e. would that it were . . ! Lat. O si . . ! O utinam . . ! πῶς ἂν θάνοιμι; πῶς ἂν ὀλοίμην, etc.
2.πῶς ἄρα . . ; in reply, how then . . ? Hom.
3.πῶς γὰρ . . ; also in reply, as if something had gone before, [that cannot be], for how can . . ? id=Hom., Soph.
4.πῶς δή; how in the world? Il., etc.:—also, πῶς γὰρ δή; Od.; πῶς δῆτα . . ; Aesch., etc.
5.καὶ πῶς . . ; to introduce an objection, yet how can it be? attic
6.πῶς οὐ . . ; how not so . . ; ? i. e. surely it is so . . , Thuc., etc.
7.πῶς οὖν. . ; like πῶς ἄρα . . ; Aesch., etc.
8.πῶς ποτε . . ; how ever . . ? Soph.

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