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μέν (μήν): (1) the same as μήν, in truth, indeed, certainly, Il. 7.89, Il. 1.267, Od. 3.351; sometimes might be written μήν, as the scansion shows, Il. 7.389, Il. 22.482; freq. to emphasize a pronoun or another particle, and of course not always translatable, τοῦ μέν, μέν, καὶ μέν, οὐ μέν, οὐδὲ μὲν οὐδέ, ζ 13, Il. 2.703. —(2) in correlation, μέν without losing the force above described calls attention to what follows, the following statement being introduced by δέ, αὐτάρ, or some other adversative word. μέν in correlation may sometimes be translated to be sure (quidem), although, but oftener does not admit of translation. It should be remembered that μέν is never a connective, that it always looks forward, never backward. Its combinations with other particles are various.
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