εἶτα, ἔπειτα, κᾆτα, κἄπειτα as interrogatives in Hellenistic
Posted: 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.