Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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ἆρα 2800

ἆρα, a confirmative particle from ἦ ἄρα, is used in lyric and dramatic poetry in the sense of ἄρα. ἆρα is postpositive, except in New Comedy.

σὸν ἆρα τοὔργον, οὐκ ἐμὸν κεκλήσεται it shall then be called thy work, not mine S. Aj. 1368. Often with τίς, as τίς ἆρ' ἐμοῦ γένοιτ' ἂν θλιώτερος; who then could be more wretched than I am? Trag. fr. 280. On interrogative ἆρα, see cross2650, cross2651. Epic ἦ ῥα is both confirmatory and interrogative.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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