Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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To mark (a) how long a situation has lasted or (b) how much time has elapsed since something happened, an ordinal is used without the article, but often with the addition of οὑτοσί_. The current day or year is included. Thus (a) τὴν μητέρα τελευτήσα_σαν τρίτον ἔτος τουτί_ my mother who died two years ago L. 24.6, ἐπιδεδήμηκε τρίτην ἤδη ἡμέρα_ν he has been in the city since day before yesterday P. Pr. 309d. (b) ἀπηγγέλθη Φίλιππος τρίτον ἢ τέταρτον ἔτος τουτὶ_ Ἡραῖον τεῖχος πολιορκῶν this is the third or fourth year since it was announced that Philip was besieging fort Heraeum D. 3.4.

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