Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Here belong certain idiomatic phrases due to the omission of the antecedent: ἔστιν οὗ (ὅπου) somewhere, sometimes, ἔστιν ᾗ in some way, ἔστιν ὅτε and ἐνίοτε (= ἔνι ὅτε, cp. cross175 b) sometimes, ἔστιν ὅπως somehow (in questions = is it possible that?), οὐκ ἔστιν ὅπως in no way, it is not possible that (lit. there is not how).

ἔστι δ' οὗ σι_γὴ λόγου κρείσσων γένοιτ' ἄν but sometimes silence may prove better than speech E. Or. 638, ἔστιν ὅτε καὶ οἷς ( cross2514) βέλτι_ον τεθνάναι ἢ ζῆν sometimes and for some people it is better to die than to live P. Ph. 62a, οὐκ ἔσθ' ὅπως . . . ἂν ἡμᾶς ἔτι λάθοι it is not possible that he should elude us again A. Vesp. 212, οὐκ ἔστιν ὅπως οὐκ ἐπιθήσεται ἡμῖν it is not possible that he will not attack us X. A. 2.4.3.

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