Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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This use of the indicative with ἄν to denote unreality is not inherent in the meaning of the past tenses of that mood, but has been developed from the

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past potential with which the unreal indicative is closely connected. On the common use of this construction in the apodosis of unreal conditions see cross2303. On ἔδει ἄν, etc., see cross2315.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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