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[*] 228. Κἄν in both its meanings (as καί with the adverb ἄν, and as καί with α?ν = ἐάν) may stand without a verb. E.g. “Ἀλλ᾽ ἄνδρα χρὴ δοκεῖν πεσεῖν ἂν κἂν ἀπὸ σμικροῦ κακοῦ” SOPH. Aj. 1077. (Here κἄν, for καὶ ἄν, which we may express by even or though it be, belongs to πεσεῖν understood.) Ἱκανῶς οὖν τοῦτο ἔχομεν, κἂν εἰ πλεοναχῇ σκοποῖμεν; are we then satisfied of this (and should we be so) even if we were to look at it in various ways? PLAT. Rep. 477A. (We must supply ἱκανῶς ἔχοιμεν with κἄν.) See different cases of κἂν εἰ in 195, in which a verb follows to which ἄν cannot belong. Καὶ ὅποι τις ἂν, οἶμαι, προσθῇ κἂν μικρὰν δύναμιν, πάντ᾽ ὠφελεῖ, and, I think, wherever we add even (though it be) a little power, it all helps. DEM. ii. 14. (Here κἄν = καὶ ἄν τις προσθῇ, even though we add.) Μέτρησον εἰρήνης τί μοι, κἂν πέντ᾽ ἔτη, measure me out some peace, even if it be only for five years (καὶ ἂν μετρήσῃς). AR. Ach. 1021.
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