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ἀλλά (ἄλλος, cf. ceterum): but, nay but, but yet, yet; combined -ἀλλ᾽ ἄρα, ἀλλὰ γάρ, ἀλλ̓ (τοι), ἀλλά τε, ἀλλὰ καὶ ὧς, ἀλλ᾽ οὐδ̓ ὧς, etc.; very freq. after a negation (when ἄλλος or ἕτερος precedes, like ‘than,’ Il. 21.275), but also used like δέ correl. to μέν, and after concessive statements, yet, Il. 1.281; often in appeal, nay, Il. 1.32, and w. imp. or hortative subj., ἀλλ᾽ ἴομεν, esp. ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε, ἄγετε.
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