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ἠμί : only ipf., η<*>῀ (dixit), at the beginning of the verse, and regularly foll. by καί and a verb expressing action; ἦ ῥα, καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς χεῖρα σπάσατ᾽ Ἀντινόοιο, ‘he spoke,’ and drew his hand away, Od. 2.321, Il. 3.355; in slightly different combination, Od. 18.356, Il. 6.390.