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2942. οὔτε (μήτε is usually repeated: οὔτε . . . οὔτε (μήτε . . . μήτε) neither . . . nor (nec . . . nec). οὔτε . . . οὔτε is the negative of τὲ . . . τέ, and unites single words or clauses.

““οὔτε ἔστιν οὔτε ποτὲ ἔσταιneither is nor ever shall beP. Phae. 241c, ““οὔτε Χειρίσοφος ἧκεν οὔτε πλοῖα ἱκανὰ ἦν οὔτε τὰ ἐπιτήδεια ἦν λαμβάνειν ἔτιneither had Chirisophus come nor were there enough boats nor was it possible any longer to secure provisionsX. A. 5.3.1.

After a negative clause: ““οὐκ ἔπειθεν οὔτε τοὺς στρατηγοὺς οὔτε τοὺς στρατιώτα_ςhe could not persuade either the generals or the soldiersT. 4.4.

a. οὔτε . . . μήτε is found when each negative is determined by a different construction, as ““ἀναιδὴς οὔτ᾽ εἰμὶ μήτε γενοίμηνneither am I nor may I become shamelessD. 8.68.

b. When οὔτε . . . οὔτε stands between οὐδὲ . . . οὐδέ the members thus correlated are subordinate to those expressed by οὐδὲ . . . οὐδέ. Cp. Aes. 1.19.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.1.2
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