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ὄφρα^ , used as a Final and Temporal Conj., correlat. to τόφρα, by Ion. and Dor. Poets, and thrice (in the latter sense) in lyr. passages of Trag., A.Ch.360, Eu.338, S.El.225.
A. Final Conj., that, in order that:
I. with subj.,
2. after past tenses, Il.1.158,444, 5.128, Od.3.15, 6.173, 9.13, Pi.P.4.92, A.R.1.16, 3.1307, 4.908.
II. with opt. after past tenses, Il.4.300, Od.1.261, etc.: rarely ὄφρα κε or ὄφρ᾽ ἄν with opt., Il.12.26, Od.17.298.
B. Temporal conj.:
I. so long as, while,
2. with subj., and usu. with ἄν, κε or κεν, 6.113, Od.2.124, etc.: also pleon., ὄφρ᾽ ἂν μέν κεν ὁρᾷς, with τόφρα in apodosi, Il.11.202, cf. Od.5.361, 6.259; but τόφρα precedes in Od.2.124: sts. without ἄν, κε or κεν, Il.4.346, Od.15.81, etc.: in Il.24.554 κεῖται (so codd. with v.l. κῆται) is subj.
II. until:
1. with aor. ind., of a fact in past time, . καὶ αὐτὼ κατέκταθεν till at last they too were slain, Il.5.557, cf. 588, 10.488, 13.329, Od.5.57, 7.141, etc.; with τόφρα preceding, 4.289.
2. with aor. subj., of an event at an uncertain future time, ἔχει κότον, . τελέσσῃ he bears malice till he shall have satisfied it, Il.1.82, cf. 14.87, 16.10: but in this case ἄν κε or κεν) is commonly added, 6.258, 10.444, Od.4.588, etc.; with τόφρα preceding, Il.1.509.
3. with opt., of an event future in relation to past time, “νωλεμέως δ᾽ ἐχόμην, ὄφρ᾽ ἐξεμέσειενOd.12.437, cf. 3.285, Il.10.571.
III. used for τόφρα or τέως (cf. ἕως B), for a while, only in Il.15.547.
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