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377. Theory of mh/ with the aorist subjunctive in prohibitions.

The shifting from imperative to subjunctive in the prohibitive is found in other languages, and some scholars have seen a certain urbanity in the change from the second person imperative to the second person subjunctive in the pungent aorist form; but it is noteworthy that a like limitation is found in Sanskrit, in which the corresponding negative particle mA is prevalently used with a form that answers to the Greek aorist subjunctive.1

1 See C. W. E. Miller, A. J. P. xiii (1892). 422.

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