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Ancient GreekEdit


From ὡς (hōs, as) + τε (te, and)




ὥστε (hṓste)

  1. (chiefly Epic, used in similes, similarly to ὡς (hōs))
  2. (to mark the power or virtue by which one does a thing) as


ὥστε (hṓste)

  1. (to express the actual or intended result, the effect)
    1. (mostly with the infinitive)
      1. (after comparatives with (), when the possibility of consequence is denied)
      2. (used with infinitive, of contingencies which may be more or less improbable)
      3. (sometimes) on the condition that
    2. (with the indicative, to express the actual result with emphasis)
      1. (at the beginning of a sentence, to mark a strong conclusion) therefore, consequently
      2. (with the optative, to express a supposed consequence)
    3. (with the participle instead of the infinitive, by a sort of attraction, after a participle in the principal clause)