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οὐ μὴν ἀλλά: elliptical, ‘not indeed . . . but,’ so ‘nevertheless’; cp. the colloquial English, ‘not but what.’ ἐκ τῶν ἐχομένων, ‘from what follows’. ἔχεσθαι is lit. ‘to hold for oneself’, so ‘to cling to’, so ‘to be near’ (cp. οἱ ἐχόμενοι, ‘the neighbours,’ and Paneg. 96 τὴν ἐχομένην νῆσον), so ‘to follow’ (cp. Thuc. vi. 3 τὸ ἐχόμενον ἔτος, ‘next year’); cp. τὸν δ᾽ ἐχόμενον (λόγον), N. C. 11 and note.
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