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873. Ὡς εἰ (or ὡσεί) and ὡς εἴ τε appear occasionally in Attic poetry with nouns or adjectives in their Homeric sense. So ματὴρ ὡσεί τις πιστά, like some faithful mother, SOPH. El. 234; πτύσας ὡσεί τε δυσμενῆ, spurning her as an enemy, Ant. 653.

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