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ὁπηνίκα^ , Dor. ὁπα_νίκα , Adv., relat. and indirect interrog., what point of time, at what hour, on what day, more precise than ὁπότε, S. OC434, Th.4.125, Theoc.23.33 ; though sts. it cannot be distd. from ὁπότε, Pl.Alc.1.105d, Jul.Or.7.204a, al. ; “ὁπότε καὶ .Pl.Lg.772d ; . ἄν at whatever hour or time, S.Ph.464 ; whenever, PGiss.53.3 (iv A. D.); simply, when, LXX 4 Ma.2.16.
2. in indirect questions, in answer to a direct question, πηνίκ᾽ ἐστὶν ἄρα τῆς ἡμέρας ;— ὁπηνίκα; what time of day is it ?—what time, do you say ? Ar.Av. 1499.
3. c. gen., οὐδεὶς οἶδ᾽ . ἐστὶ τοὐνιαυτοῦ what time of year, Id.Fr.569.7.
II. with conditional or causal force, . ἐφαίνετο ταῦτα πεποιηκώς when once it was seen that . . , D.18.14, cf. 21.42.
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1499
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 14
    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 42
    • Plato, Laws, 772d
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 434
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 464
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.125
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