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[*] 297. （Prohibition.) In the dramatic poets, the second person singular of the future indicative (occasionally of the subjunctive) with οὐ μή may express a strong prohibition. Thus οὐ μὴ λαλήσεις means you shall not prate, or do not prate, being nearly equivalent to μὴ λάλει or μὴ λαλήσῃς. E.g. Ὦ παῖ, τί θροεῖς; οὐ μὴ παρ᾽ ὄχλῳ τάδε γηρύσει, do not (I beg you) speak out in this way before the people. EUR. Hipp. 213. Ὦ θύγατερ, οὐ μὴ μῦθον ἐπὶ πολλοὺς ἐρεῖς. Id. Supp. 1066. Οὐ μὴ γυναικῶν δειλὸν εἰσοίσεις λόγον, “do not adopt the cowardly language of women.” And. 757. Οὐ μὴ ἐξεγερεῖς τὸν ὕπνῳ κάτοχον κἀκ- κινήσεις κἀναστήσεις φοιτάδα δεινὴν νόσον, ὦ τέκνον, do not wake him and arouse, etc. SOPH. Tr. 978. (Here οὐ μή belongs to three verbs.) “Τί ποιεῖς; οὐ μὴ καταβήσει,” “don't come down.” AR. Vesp. 397. “Ποῖος Ζεύς; οὐ μὴ ληρήσῃς: οὐδ᾽ ἔστι Ζεύς,” “Zeus indeed! Don't talk nonsense; there isn't any Zeus.” Id. Nub. 367. (Here all MSS. have ληρήσῃς. See Id. Nub. 296, quoted in 298; and section 301 below.)
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