Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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οἷος of such sort as to, proper for, and ὅσος of such amount as

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to, enough for, denote result and commonly take the infinitive (negative μή).

καλόν τε (δοκεῖ) εἶναι ἡ ἐπιστήμη καὶ οἷον ἄρχειν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου knowledge seems to be both a noble thing and able to command man P. Prot. 352 c, ὅσον μόνον γεύσασθαι ἑαυτῷ καταλιπών leaving himself only enough to taste X. A. 7.3.22. So οἷός τε able to (for τοιοῦτος οἶός τε); thus, συμβουλεύειν οἷοί τ' ἐσόμεθα we shall be able to give counsel P. G. 455d.

a. On clauses with οἷος or ὅσος following a main clause after which we supply a verb of reflection, see cross2687.

b. ὅσος is used elliptically in ὅσαι ἡμέραι (ὁσημέραι) daily, ὅσα ἔτη yearly.

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