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[*] 550. Ὅ τι μή and ὅσον μή, like εἰ μή (476), are used in the sense of except, unless, with no verb expressed. E.g. Ὅ τι γὰρ μὴ Ἀθῆναι, ἦν οὐδὲν ἄλλο πόλισμα λόγιμον, for except Athens (what was not Athens) there was no (Ionic) city of any account. HDT. i. 143.So i. 18, οὐδαμοὶ ὅ τι μὴ Χῖοι μοῦνοι. Οὐ γὰρ ἦν κρήνη, ὅ τι μὴ μία ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ἀκροπόλει, for there was no spring, except one on the very citadel. THUC. iv. 26: so iv. 94, THUC. vii. 42. “Οὔτ᾽ ἐπὶ θεωρίαν ἐξῆλθες ὅ τι μὴ ἅπαξ εἰς Ἰσθμὸν, οὔτε ἄλλοσε οὐδαμόσε εἰ μή ποι στρατευσόμενος.” PLAT. Crit. 52B . So Plat. Phaed. 67A, Plat. Rep. 405C. Ἴσθι γὰρ δοκῶν ἐμοὶ καὶ ξυμφυτεῦσαι τοὔργον εἰργάσθαι θ̓, ὅσον μὴ χερσὶ καίνων, i.e. and to have done the deed too, except so far as you did not slay with your own hands. SOPH. O.T. 346.
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