Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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1815

The optative of wish is often introduced by εἰ γάρ, εἴθε (Hom. αι' γάρ, αἴθε), or by εἰ, ὡς (both poetical): εἰ γὰρ γένοιτο would that it might happen X. C. 6.1.38, ὡς ὄλοιτο may he perish S. El. 126. (ὡς is properly an exclamation: how.)

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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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