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553. After past verbs of waiting or expecting in Homer ὁπότε with the optative sometimes has the meaning of until, like ἕως. E.g. “Οἱ δ᾽ ἕατ᾽ . . . ποτιδέγμενοι ὁππότ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἔλθοι Ἰδαῖος,” “and they sat waiting until (for the time when) Idaeus should come.” Il. vii. 414. So iv. 334, Il. ix. 191, Il. xviii. 524. (See 698.)

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