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425. Shifting from definite to indefinite.

The shifting from definite to indefinite is not peculiar to the particle “ἄν”. Other simple demonstratives change in the same way. Compare “τὸν καὶ τόν, τὰ καὶ τά”, and notice especially “τέως” and “ἕως. τέως” is used more frequently without its correlative “ἕως” than with it, so long being for a while, and “ἕως” is sometimes employed after the same fashion.1

1 A. J. P. iv (1883), 418 note.

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