Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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1873

Construction of λανθάνω, φθάνω, τυγχάνω.—A supplementary aorist participle with any tense, except the present or imperfect, of λανθάνω escape the notice of, φθάνω anticipate, τυγχάνω happen usually coincides in time with the leading verb: ἔλαθον ἐμαυτὸν οὐδὲν εἰπών I was unconsciously talking nonsense P. Ph. 76d, λήσομεν ἐπιπεσόντες we shall fall on them unawares X. A. 7.3.43. But the action of an aorist participle with the present or imperfect is generally prior to that of the leading verb: ὅστις ἀντειπών γε ἐτύγχανε who chanced to have spoken in opposition L. 12.27. See cross2096.

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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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