Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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χρή (χρῆν, ἐχρῆν) takes either μή or οὐ.

χρὴ μὴ καταφρονεῖν τοῦ πλήθους one must not despise the multitude I. 5.79, χρῆν οὔ σ' ἁμαρτάνειν thou oughtst not to do wrong E. Hipp. 507, χρῆ δ' οὔποτ'

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εἰπεῖν οὐδέν' ὄλβιον βροτῶν it is not right ever to call any son of man happy E. And. 100.

a. For original οὐ χρή was substituted (for emphasis) χρὴ οὐ, where the οὐ was still taken with χρή; ultimately οὐ was felt to belong with the infinitive and hence came to be separated from χρή.

b. δεῖ takes μή, as μὴ ὀκνεῖν δεῖ αὐτούς they must not fear T. 1.120. οὐ δεῖ may be used for δεῖ μή ( cross2693). In δεῖ οὐχ ἁπλῶς εἰπεῖν one must not speak in a general way I. 15.117 οὐχ is adherescent. Note οἶμαι δεῖν οὐ, φημὶ χρῆναι οὐ, οἶμαι χρῆναι μή.

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