Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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εἰ (ἐὰ_ν) καί not infrequently means even if in prose as well as poetry.

εἵλετο μᾶλλον συνειδέναι ὑ_μᾶς, ἵν', εἰ καὶ βούλοιτο κακὸς εἶναι, μὴ ἐξείη αὐτῷ he preferred rather that you should know of it, in order that, even if he should wish to be base, it might not be possible L. 20.23, ἀλλ' ει' καὶ μηδὲν τούτων ὑπῆρχεν ἡμῖν, οὐδ' ὣς χαλεπόν ἐστι γνῶναι περὶ αὐτῶν ὁπότεροι τἀ_ληθῆ λέγουσιν but even if I had none of these points to rely on, even so it is not difficult to find out which tells the truth D. 41.15. Cp. also Ant. 5.27, And. 1.21, L. 31.20; Is. 11.23, D. 16.24, Aes. 3.211. εἰ καί for καὶ εἰ is especially common in Isocrates, who does not use καὶ εἰ or κει' except in 21. 11. Demosthenes is not fond of καὶ εἰ, and often substitutes κἂ_ν εἰ for it ( cross19. 282, 24. 109, 45. cross12). Cp. cross1766 b.

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