Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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In Attic prose οὐδέ is used only to join a negative clause to another clause itself negative; as οὐδεμία ἐλπὶς ἦν τι_μωρία_ς οὐδὲ ἄλλη σωτηρία_ ἐφαίνετο there was no hope of assistance nor did any chance of safety appear T. 3.20.

a. A negative clause is joined to an affirmative clause by καὶ οὐ (μή). Thus, ἐμμενῶ τῇ ξυμμαχίᾳ . . . καὶ οὐ παραβήσομαι I will abide by the alliance and I will not violate it T. 5.47. καὶ οὐ (μή) may have an adversative force (but not).

N.—But in poetry and Ionic prose οὐδέ may continue an affirmative clause; as δεινὸν γὰρ οὐδὲ ῥητόν dread indeed and not to be uttered S. Ph. 756.

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