εἶτα, ἔπειτα, κᾆτα, κἄπειτα as interrogatives in Hellenistic

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εἶτα, ἔπειτα, κᾆτα, κἄπειτα as interrogatives in Hellenistic

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 21st, 2015, 2:11 pm

Are these forms used as interrogatives in Hellenistic Greek? I couldn't find examples of such usage in the GNT or LXX (both words are used in other ways).
Smyth wrote:2653. εἶτα and ἔπειτα (more emphatic κᾆτα, κἄπειτα) introduce questions expressing surprise, indignation, irony, etc.; and often indicate a contrast between what a person has or has not done and what is or was to be expected of him. Thus, εἶτα πῶς οὐκ εὐθὺς ἐπήγειράς με; then why did you not rouse me at once? P. Cr. 43b.
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Re: εἶτα, ἔπειτα, κᾆτα, κἄπειτα as interrogatives in Helleni

Post by Stephen Carlson » August 21st, 2015, 7:43 pm

Smyth is not saying they are interrogatives, just some marker of surprise, etc., in question. In the example, πῶς is the interrogative.
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Re: εἶτα, ἔπειτα, κᾆτα, κἄπειτα as interrogatives in Helleni

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 21st, 2015, 8:57 pm

Stephen Carlson wrote:Smyth is not saying they are interrogatives, just some marker of surprise, etc., in question. In the example, πῶς is the interrogative.
Ah, got it. Thanks!
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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