Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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ἤτοι may be used instead of the first when the first member, as is commonly the case, contains the more probable choice. In English the order is often inverted. Thus, ἤτοι κλύουσα παιδὸς ἢ τύχῃ πάρα she comes either by chance or because she has heard about her son S. Ant. 1182. ἤτοι may be followed by several times. ἤτοι . . . γε is more emphatic, as ἤτοι κρύφα γε ἢ φανερῶς either secretly or openly T. 6.34.

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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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