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1873. Construction of λανθάνω, φθάνω, τυγχάνω.—A supplementary aorist participle with any tense, except the present or imperfect, of λανθάνω escape the notice of, φθάνω anticipate, τυγχάνω happen usually coincides in time with the leading verb: ““ἔλαθον ἐμαυτὸν οὐδὲν εἰπώνI was unconsciously talking nonsenseP. Ph. 76d, ““λήσομεν ἐπιπεσόντεςwe shall fall on them unawaresX. A. 7.3.43. But the action of an aorist participle with the present or imperfect is generally prior to that of the leading verb: ““ὅστις ἀντειπών γε ἐτύγχανεwho chanced to have spoken in oppositionL. 12.27. See 2096.

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