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εἴην

Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

εἴην: εὐκτ. ἀορ. β΄ τοῦ ἵημι· ἀλλ’ εἴην εὐκτ. ἐνεστ. τοῦ εἰμὶ (ὑπάρχω).

French (Bailly abrégé)

opt. de εἰμί.

English (Strong)

optative (i.e. English subjunctive) present of εἰμί (including the other person); might (could, would, or should) be: mean, + perish, should be, was, were.

Greek Monotonic

εἴην: ευκτ. του εἰμί (sumεἶεν, γʹ πληθ. αντί εἴησαν.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

εἴην: opt. к εἰμί.