Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Unattainable wishes, when they refer to the future, may be expressed by the optative: εἴ μοι γένοιτο φθόλλος ἐν βραχί_οσι would that I had a voice in my arms E. Hec. 836. Wishes represented as hopeless are expressed in the postHomeric language by the past tenses of the indicative ( cross1780) or by ὤφελον ( cross1781).

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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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