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8.
    (a)
  • In exhortations and in prohibitions with μή (250, 259) the subjunctive has an imperative force, and is always future; as in ἴωμεν, let us go; μὴ θαυμάσητε, do not wonder.
  • The future indicative occasionally occurs in prohibitions with μή (70).

  • (b)
  • The subjunctive with μή, especially in Homer, may express a future object of fear with a desire to avert it; as in μὴ νῆας ἕλωσι, may they not seize the ships (as I fear they will). (See 261.) From such expressions combined with verbs of fearing arose the dependent use of μή with the subjunctive expressing a future object of fear; as φοβοῦμαι μὴ ἀπόληται, I fear that he may perish.

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