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2661. (ἠὲ) . . . (ἦε), or (ἦε) alone, occurs in Homer, who does not use πότερον. Thus, ῥά τι ἴδμεν ἐνὶ φρεσίν, ἦε καὶ οὐκί; do we know aught in heart, or do we not? δ 632, ψεύσομαι ἔτυμον ἐρέω; shall I speak falsehood or the truth? K 534.

a. All the ancient grammarians attest the accentuation of these particles as given above. Modern editors often adopt other accents. ἠέ and ἦε are derived from ἠ-ϝέ and ἦ-ϝε (whence and ). With this enclitic ϝέ, cp. Lat. -ϝε.

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