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ναί , Adv., used to express strong affirmation,
A.yea, verily, in Hom. mostly folld. by “δή, ν. δὴ ταῦτά γε πάντα . . κατὰ μοῖραν ἔειπεςIl.1.286, al.; “ν. μήνEmp.76.2; “ν. μάνTheoc.27.27; “ν. μένA.R. 2.151; “ν. μέντοιLuc.Astr.14: used alone, σὲ κρίνω, ν. σέ yea thee, S.El.1445; “ἀποκρίνασθαι ν. οὔArist.Top.158a16, etc.; “τὸ ε_ οὐκ ἔστι χαρακτηριστικὸν . . , τὸ δὲ α_ ναί Theod.2.85.
2. freq. in oaths, ν. μά yea by . . , v. μά; ν. alone, “ν. τὰν ΚόρανAr.V.1438, cf. E. Ba.534 (lyr.); “ν. τὸν ΠοτιδᾶνEpich.81; “ν. τὼ σιώX.HG4.4.10; ν. πρὸς θεῶν ἀρήξατ' E.Med.1277.
II. in answers, yes, τοῦτ᾽ ἐτήτυμον; Answ. “ν.A.Pers.738 (troch.), cf. S.El.845 (lyr.), Pl.Tht.193a, Grg. 448b, etc.; doubled, Ar.Nu.1468, Call.Fr.1.56 P., Ev.Matt.5.37.
2. ν. folld. by ἀλλά, etc., to mark a qualified assent, yes, but . . , Aeschin. 3.84; ν., κατὰ σχολήν γε ἴσως: οὐ μήν . . Pl.Sph.226e, cf. R.415e.
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