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τάχα^ , Adv., (τα^χύς)
A.quickly, presently, forthwith, Hom., who, like Pi. (O.2.29, 4.83, al.) and B. (5.89), uses it only of time, Il.1.205, 2.193,al.; τ. soon i'faith, Od.18.73,338; of past time, “τ. δ᾽ Ἕκτορος ἄγχι γένοντοIl.8.117: also in Trag.and (more rarely) Att.Prose and Com., with fut., “τάχ᾽ εἴσομαιA.Th.261, cf. Ag.489,1649, Ch.305, S.OT84, Ar.Ra.527, Pl.Sph.247d, etc.; ἔοικα θεσπιῳδήσειν τ. A.Ag.1161; πέμψον πρὸς ἐμὲ τ. Sammelb.7356.25 (ii A.D.); in this sense not found in LXX or in Papyri (exc. l.c.); τάχα ἐπειδάν, = ἐπειδὰν τάχιστα, as soon as, Pl.Phdr.242a.
II. perhaps, to express any contingency from a probability to bare possibility, “δὶς μὲν γὰρ καὶ τρὶς τ. τεύξεαιHes. Op.401; “τ. οὐδὲ τεθέασθε τυραννουμένην πόλινPl.Lg.711a, cf. Hp. Ma.303b, X.An.5.2.17, Theoc.27.61, Bion Fr.4.8, Gal.16.685,690: more freq. τάχ᾽ ἄν, probably, perhaps, Hdt.1.70, al., freq. in Trag. and Att.; mostly with opt., as Hdt. l.c., A.Pr.314, Eu.512 (lyr.), S. OT139, Th.1.81, etc.; rarely with aor. ind., Pl.Phdr.256c, Gal.16.596; with impf. ind., D.36.55; with part., S.OT523, Th.6.2; with inf., Luc.Icar.10; τάχ᾽ ἄν alone, in answers, Pl.Sph.255c, R.369a, etc.: strengthd., “τάχα . . ἴσωςAr.Th.718; ἴσως τ. X.HG7.1.24; “τ. τοίνυν ἴσωςD.21.191; “τάχ᾽ ἂν ἴσωςPl.Plt.264c; “τάχ᾽ ἴσως ἄνId.Sph. 247d; “ἴσως τάχ᾽ ἄνS.Aj.691, Th.6.34, Pl.Ti.38e; ἀμφισβητοῦντες προστιθέασιν ἀεὶ τὸ ἴσως καὶ τ. Arist.Rh.1389b19; in this sense only twice in LXX (Wi.13.6, 14.19).
III. Sup. τάχιστα, v. ταχύς c. 11.
IV. Ar. formed an acc. pl. τάχας, perhaps-es, Fr.869.
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