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731. A wish referring to a present or past object, which (it is implied) is not or was not attained, may be expressed in Greek in two ways:—

I. by the past tenses of the indicative, used as in unreal conditions, with εἴθε or εἰ γάρ; or

II. by ὤφελον, aorist of ὀφείλω, owe, with the infinitive.

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