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1.then, straightway, at once, ὣς φάτο, βῆ δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ὄνειρος Il.: next in order, οἱ δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ Ἀθήνας εἶχον id=Il.
2.where attention is called to something startling, τὸν τρεῖς μὲν ἐπιρρήσσεσκον τῶν ἄλλων, Ἀχιλεὺς δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἐπιρρήσεσκε καὶ οἶος three men of the common sort were required to do it, but Achilles, mark ye did it single-handed, id=Il. explanation of a thing going before, εἰ μὴ ὑπερφίαλον ἔπος ἔκβαλε, φῆ ῥ᾽ ἀέκητι θεῶν φυγέειν had he not let fall an impious word, — for he said . . , id=Il.:—so, ἄρα makes relat. Pron. more precise, ἐκ δ᾽ ἔθορε κλῆρος, ὃν ἄρ᾽ ἤθελον αὐτοί just the one, the very one which . . , id=Il.
B.ATTIC USAGE, much like οὖν, then, therefore:— less strongly, μάτην ἄρ᾽ ἥκομεν so then we have come in vain, Soph.; εἰκότως ἄρα οὐκ ἐγίγνετο Xen.:— in questions, to express the anxiety of the questioner, as τίς ἄρα ῥύσεται; oh! who is there to save? Aesch.
C.POSITION: ἄρα never begins a sentence, cf. οὖν, Lat. igitur.

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