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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ὅς (hós) and τε (te). Compare τότε (tóte), πότε (póte), ποτέ (poté).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdverbEdit

ὅτε (hóte) (relative adverb)

  1. (of time) when
    1. (with indicative, to denote single events) when
      1. (with present, of a thing now happening)
      2. (rarely with future)
    2. (with optative, to denote repeated events or actions in past time)
      1. (of future events which are represented as uncertain, in clauses dependent on a verb in optative or subjunctive)
      2. (only in Epic and Lyric poets, with subjunctive)
    3. (in Homer, to introduce a simile)
    4. (with other particles)
  2. (causal sense) whereas
  3. (absolute) sometimes, now and then

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