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ὁπότα^ν , i. e. ὁπότ᾽ ἄν, as it is freq. written in codd. (the distn. did not exist for the Greeks) : Adv., related to ὅταν as ὁπότε to ὅτε (v. ὁπότε),
A.whensoever, used only with subj., Il.15.209, etc. (Hom. uses ὁππότε κεν in the same way, Il.4.40, 229, al.): rarely after past tenses, πολλὰς . . η?ͅσθου πλαγάς, ὁπόταν . . νὺξ ὑπολείφθῃ (for ὁπότε νὺξ ὑπολειφθείη) S.El.91 (anap.): never with ind. in early writers, for φθέγξομαι (Il.21.340), ἱμείρεται (Od.1.41) are Ep. aor. subj. forms, and in Od. 16.282 θῇσιν is the right reading : never with opt. save in late writers (unless the Mss. can be trusted in Pl.Alc.2.146a), for in Il.7.415 ὁππότ᾽ ἄρ᾽ is the reading of the best codd. ; in X.Cyr.1.3.11 ὁπότε ἥκοι is the right reading.
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