Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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1795

The chief uses of the independent subjunctive are the hortatory ( cross1797), the prohibitive ( cross1800), and the deliberative ( cross1805).

a. The name subjunctive is due to the belief of the ancient grammarians that the mood was always subordinate. Thus, εἴπω shall I speak? ( cross1805) was explained as due to the omission of a preceding βούλει, i.e. do you wish that I speak?

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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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