A.“ἀϝυτάρ” IG1.477:—Conj., but, nevertheless, marking a strong contrast; freq. in Hom. to introduce an objection or correction, Il.1.506, etc.; in form of a question, E.Hec. 258, X. ll. cc. infr., etc. it begins a sentence or clause, and, in apostrophe, is placed after the voc., Ἕκτορ, ἀ. που ἔφης truly thou didst say, Il.22.331; “Ἕκτορ, ἀ. σύ μοί ἐσσι πατήρ . . ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε νῦν ἐλέαιρε” 6.429; γε is freq. added, with a word between, 16.573, E.Med.84: ἀ. sts. answers to μέν, more emphatic than δέ, Il.21.41, Od.3.298, Hdt. 6.133, al.; “ἀεὶ μὲν δὴ . . ἀτὰρ οὖν καὶ τότε” Pl.R.367e, cf. Prt.335d, Tht. 172c; “πῶς παισὶ μὲν πληθύεις ἀτὰρ . . οὐ πέμπεις τινά;” S.Tr.54, cf. Pl. Sph.225c: sts. after ἐπειδή, when it may be translated then, Il.12.144; ἀτὰρ ἠδέ is peculiar to Aret.,SD1.9, al.
2. freq. in Pl. and Trag. to mark a rapid transition to another thought, A.Pr.343, S. OT1052, Pl.Phdr.227b, etc.; “ἀτὰρ δή” E.Tr.63 (also later, Eus.Mynd. 63).