Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Praegnans Constructio is a form of brachylogy by which two expressions or clauses are condensed into one.

Here belong, apart from 1659 ff., such cases as εἰς τὸ βαλανεῖον βούλομαι I want

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to go to the bath Ar. Ran. 1279 (cp. “he will directly to the lords”: Milton, Samson Agon. cross1250) and φανερὸς ἦν οἴκαδε παρασκευαζόμενος he was evidently preparing to go home X. A. 7.7.57. In παραγγέλλει ἐπὶ τὰ ὅπλα he ordered them to get under arms X. A. 1.5.13 the command was ἐπὶ τὰ ὅπλα to arms!

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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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