Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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μὲν δή expresses positive certainty, especially in conclusions. It is common in summing up and in transitions, and is used either alone or with other particles (sometimes it is followed by ἀλλά or δέ). Thus, ταῦτα μὲν δὴ τοιαῦτα so much for that A. Pr. 500. So also, e.g. ἀλλὰ μὲν δή but certainly in fact (ἀλλ' οὐδὲ μὲν δή in rejecting an alternative); ει' μὲν δή if indeed in truth; καὶ μὲν δή and in truth, and in fact (often in transitions); ου' μὲν δή certainly not at all, nor yet, in truth (often used adversatively).

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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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