Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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μή WITH THE SUBJUNCTIVE AND IMPERATIVE 2706

The subjunctive is a mood of will, and therefore takes μή.

2707

Independent clauses take μή: the hortatory subjunctive ( cross1797), the prohibitive subjunctive ( cross1800), the deliberative subjunctive ( cross1805), the subjunctive of doubtful assertion ( cross1801).

a. The anticipatory subjunctive in Homer takes οὐ ( cross1810, cp. cross1813).

2708

Dependent clauses take μή: final clauses, as δοκεῖ μοι κατακαῦσαι τὰ_ς ἁμάξα_ς . . . ἵνα μὴ τὰ ζεύγη ἡμῶν στρατηγῇ it seems to me advisable to burn the wagons that our baggage-train may not be our general X. A. 3.2.27. Object clauses after verbs of effort, as οὐ φυλάξεσθ' ὅπως μὴ . . . δεσπότην εὕρητε; will you not be on your guard lest you find a master? D. 6.25. So in conditional clauses with ἐά_ν, in conditional relative clauses and in relative clauses referring to indefinite time, place, and manner.

a. After μή lest, οὐ is used ( cross2221).

2709

The imperative is a mood of will and therefore takes μή in prohibitions ( cross1840).

a. The future indicative after interrogative οὐ has an imperative sense ( cross1918).

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