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surely

Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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adverb

securely: P. and V. ἀσφαλῶς, βεβαίως, V. ἐμπέδως

exactly: P. and V. ἀκριβῶς.

to be sure, of course: Ar. and P. δήπουθεν, P. and V. δήπου.

assuredly, in answer to a question: P. and V. πῶς γὰρ οὔ; μάλιστά γε, Ar. and P. ἀμέλει, κομιδῇ γε, V. καὶ κάρτα, καὶ κάρταγε .

in oaths and asseverations, that one will surely do a thing: P. and V. ἦ μήν (fut. infin.).

verily: P. and V. ἦ, Ar. and V. κάρτα (rare P.), V. ἦ κάρτα.

certainly: P. and V. δή, V. θήν (rare).

you are surely voicing your wishes: V. σὺ θὴν ἃ χρῄζεις… ἐπιγλωσσᾷ (Aesch., Prometheus Vinctus 928).

in questions expecting the answer “no”: use P. and V. μὴ, ἆρα μὴ, μῶν.

surely you will be able to secure as stronger proof? P. ἆρα μή τι μεῖζον ἕξεις λαβεῖν τεκμήριον; surely you are making no plan? V. μῶν τι βουλεύει νέον; (Soph., Philoctetes 1229).

to express surprise: use P. and V. οὔ τί που.

you surely do not intend to give it him? V. οὔ τί που δοῦναι νοεῖς (Soph., Philoctetes 1233).

you surely don't think that the question has been sufficiently discussed? P. οὔ τί που οἴει… ἱκανῶς εἱρῆσθαι περὶ τοῦ λόγους; (Plato, Republic 362D).

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